Liverpool convincingly beat Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie at Anfield yesterday.
Goals from Mo Salah, Saido Mane and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin have put Liverpool in a convincing position before the second leg.
City disappointed for most the game, with no shots on goal. The game was marred due in the pre-match lead up when Liverpool fans attacked the Manchester City team bus.
When driving up to the ground, City were greeted with a hostile reception, with fans loudly chanting and releasing flares.
Small groups of fans took things too far, throwing projectiles at the team bus. The damage was so bad that the bus was undriveable and a replacement needed to be sent.
Fans reacted on Twitter, a section of this reaction can be seen below…
Manchester City team bus badly damaged by projectiles while makin its way through crowds to Anfield. Nobody hurt but bus has been rendered undriveable and a replacement sent. Liverpool expected to issue a statement apologising and have apologised at boardroom level #LFC #MCFC
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) April 4, 2018
? | Footage from inside the City bus. [Instagram/manel.estiarte]
Pep: "The bus is destroyed but I did not expect a prestigious club like Liverpool doing this kind of thing."
Liverpool have apologised and called the behaviour "completely unacceptable". pic.twitter.com/fyTIrAdVug
— City Watch (@City_Watch) April 5, 2018
Next week, Man City fans will boo the Liverpool bus and throw bottles of Moët champagne at it.
— Paul (@Kolology) April 5, 2018
De Bruyne on bus incident: “It was OK. I don't mind supporters doing that. I've had it before for my team. I think it's a nice feeling. Breaking windows is probably not done. But who am I to say something? I'm OK with it, as long as nobody's hurt I'm fine.”
— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) April 5, 2018
CRASHING THE CITY BUS AND FEARING CITY PLAYERS AND THE REFS
THATS NOT LIVERPOOL
IF U WANT TO WIN
THIS MESSAGE TO SOME OF LIVERPOOL SUPPORTERS
— Enjoy your life (@english4alu) April 5, 2018
Remember last night when that bus was 'wrecked' and 'undriveable' and then they showed it at half-time not being wrecked and someone driving it? Great times.
— Captain Arsebiscuits (@caparsebiscuits) April 5, 2018
I hope the fans that damaged the MCI bus are banned from football in the future; damaging the bus, and injuring 2 policemen. Chant and releasing flares, OK, BUT stop this hooliganism!!! You are giving our club a BAD NAME!!
— theKop1952 (@theKop1952) April 5, 2018
Can not wait for city to throw bricks at our bus next week and big virg to stick to his head out the window and head them away
— Darby (@darbylfc) April 5, 2018
Liverpool parking the bus to close the game out.
Better than vandalising the bus, I guess.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) April 4, 2018
Slag Liverpool fans off all you want but it was City’s bus drivers fault for deliberately driving through the annual Liverpool bottle and rock slinging competition #itsnevertheirfault
— garry huggies (@MCFCHeisenberg) April 5, 2018