- Liverpool fans reported mistreatment from Spanish police before Sevilla clash
- The club will launch an investigation into the incidents before the kick-off
- Fans were allegedly assaulted and denied entry to the stadium before the match
Liverpool are investigating claims that fans were mistreated by Spanish police with some allegedly assaulted and denied entry to the stadium before the 3-3 Champions League draw in Seville.
The match kicked off with almost half the away section still empty with reports of delays getting in and supporters being turned away.
Reports suggests fans were told to sit in any seat rather than the one they had been allocated.
Liverpool will investigate claims that fans were mistreated by police before Sevilla game
Sevilla fans on their way to the game, many Liverpool fans missed the opening stages
There were also claims on social media, which have not been verified, of fans being assaulted by police.
A Liverpool spokesman said: ‘Following detailed and troubling accounts given by Liverpool supporters attending the match against Sevilla last night, the club is seeking to establish the facts regarding their treatment at the hands of the host stewards and local police force,’
‘The safety and security of our supporters is our paramount concern and we intend to gather all the relevant information before responding further.’
Claims suggest fans were allegedly assaulted and denied entry to the stadium before kick-off
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, one fan witnessed a women being punched after she was told her flag was too big: ‘They threw the flag at her and punched her.
‘I was stood at the turnstile and saw it all happen so they told me to go into the ground.
‘I have never been treated so disgracefully at a match in my life’.