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Liverpool Football Club supporters threw bottles and cans at the Manchester City team bus as it arrived at Anfield ahead of tonight’s Champions League quarterfinal game. Some fans also threw smoke bombs and flares at the motor coach, and thankfully, no one on the bus got hurt.

That’s the most important thing, but a window was smashed, and smoke entered the bus. It was rendered unusable for the team’s return trip home.

Liverpool FC issued a statement strongly condemning their supporters’ attacking of the visiting opponents’ bus. Additionally, they also apologized to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.

Here’s the full statement from LiverpoolFC.com:

The club condemns in the strongest possible terms the scenes which preceded our Champions League quarter-final, which resulted in damage being inflicted on the Manchester City team bus during their arrival at Anfield.

We apologise unreservedly to Pep Guardiola, his players, staff and officials caught up in the incident.

The behaviour of a number of individuals was completely unacceptable and the club will cooperate fully with the authorities to identify those responsible.

The priority now is to establish the facts and offer Manchester City whatever support is necessary.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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