Soccer-UEFA charge Liverpool after objects thrown at Man City bus

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, center, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game during the Champions League quarter final, first leg soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield.

The one they arrived in with was way too damaged with too many obstacles hurled at it. Hence Liverpool has been charged with four breaches of discipline three of which include throwing objects, acts of damage and crowd disturbances.

"After the game he said: 'I will be good, I will be fine, ' but now we have to wait for the real diagnosis", Klopp said of his Egyptian star's fitness.

"In this room I think there is nobody except the guy talking to you (Guardiola himself) who believes we can go through". Not even the gates of the stadium were able to contain the Red passion, spilling out into the streets along Anfield Road to meet their opponents on the journey to Merseyside and let them know that they would be wrong to underestimate the influence of the grounds.

"You can't feel it any more".

"Being 3-0 down (City) need to open a bit so maybe we can use this but I know it is not decided".

After the game, Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany both refused to blame the incident involving the bus for the performance and the result at Anfield.

"UEFA wouldn't have the guts to cancel it for financial reasons - television rights, the people in the stadium".

As for Liverpool, Keane was full of praise for Jurgen Klopp's side as they took full control of the tie and are now in a great position to advance to the semi-finals.

City coach Manel Estiarte posted footage from inside the team bus which shows numerous objects hitting the coach to highlight the "unacceptable" behaviour of fans. "We had to score a goal but they defended more".

Klopp said he had every sympathy for City's squad having experienced a similar assault in Germany when his Borussia Dortmund side were playing away in Cologne.

"It was OK", the Belgian said.

However, it didn't immediately appear to shake City out of their rhythm as the hosts controlled possession for the opening 10 minutes.

Yet the fact that City's late pressure was accompanied by audible tension from the Liverpool fans was a reminder that the tie is not over.

Manchester City players were not fazed by the incident. Fortunately, nothing happened to the players, they are all healthy.

Danny Ings looks set to start his first match under the German while Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are all likely to be rested.

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