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Liverpool And Roma Charged Over Crowd Trouble During Anfield First Leg

Liverpool and AS Roma have both been charged by UEFA due to crowd disturbances which marred the first-leg fixture between the clubs in the Champions League at the end of April. 

Before the game started, Sean Cox, an Irish Liverpool supporter from Dunboyne, Co. Meath., was seriously assaulted by two Italian men which has left him fighting for his life in hospital.

Nine people were arrested in total before the game during violence between both sets of supporters.

UEFA have charged both clubs for ‘crowd disturbances’ while they have also charged Liverpool with setting off fireworks and throwing objects.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA control, ethics and disciplinary body on 31 May. The Merseyside club are also facing charges for an attack on the Manchester City bus during the quarter-final clash of the Champions League.

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