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The Atmosphere Outside Anfield Ahead Of Roma Visit Is Something To Behold

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 24: Liverpool fans light flares before the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)

Few sets of supporters display the passion that the Liverpool faithful are famed for worldwide.

This fervent support spilled over into anarchy earlier this month, when Manchester City’s bus was set upon by some elements of the Anfield contingent, leading to unwanted scenes of bottles hitting the vehicle in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final between the two teams.

A similarly intimidating atmosphere welcomes the visit of Roma to Liverpool for the first leg of the semi-final, and hopefully without incidents of the team bus being attacked (though that police van doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon), we can admire the remarkable scenes on Anfield Road.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Liverpool fans enjoy the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Liverpool fans enjoy the atmosphere outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – APRIL 24: Liverpool fans light flares outside the stadium prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final First Leg match between Liverpool and A.S. Roma at Anfield on April 24, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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