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Liverpool fan ‘stabbed’ near Anfield before Champions League clash with Roma

Reports suggest a supporter was attacked just before kick-off in a disturbing scene

A LIVERPOOL fan was reportedly stabbed near Anfield ahead of tonight’s clash with Roma.

The supporter was allegedly attacked near The Albert pub just before kick-off.

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Daily Star reporter Jeremy Cross tweeted: He said: “Hearing reports of a serious incident behind the Kop end following clashes between rival fans.

“Paramedics treating the stabbing victim.

“Incident occurred close to the Albert. Believed to be a Liverpool fan.”

Police officers and an ambulance were spotted outside the pub following the reported incident.

The area was cordoned off with more information yet to emerge.

In another incident, Liverpool fans were reportedly beaten by belt-wielding Roma thugs outside the stadium.

A group of about 20 Italian supporters are said to have targeted Reds fans outside of Anfield.

Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft claims one elderly Liverpool supporter was set upon and left needing treatment on the floor.

Footage has emerged online showing home fans chasing a bunch of balaclava-wearing Roma supporters down the street.

Police arrived at the scene afterwards but were criticised for being too slow.

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