Liverpool to launch major security operation at Anfield for visit of Red Star Belgrade with visiting supporters banned from Champions League tie
- Uefa banned Red Star from selling tickets to away games at PSG and Liverpool
- But 1,000 fans defied the suspension as they got inside the Parc des Princes
- Stewards at Anfield have been told to be extra vigilant in looking for away fans
A major security operation will take place at Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night with away fans banned from attending.
Uefa punished the Serbian club, stopping them from selling tickets for the next two away matches to supporters, following a pitch invasion at their play-off fixture at Salzburg in August.
However, around 1,000 fans defied the suspension, which prevents Red Star from selling tickets, to travel to their last European away match at Paris Saint-Germain.
Liverpool are ready to launch a major security operation for the visit of Red Star Belgrade
Red Star are two points behind Liverpool heading into Wednesday night’s match at Anfield
Many managed to find their way into the home end as trouble flared in the French capital. Uefa subsequently charged Red Star for both disturbances outside the Parc des Princes and for illicit chanting inside it.
Stewards at Anfield will be told to be on the lookout for away supporters, while police on Merseyside have been working with their counterparts in Serbia in a bid to ensure the game goes ahead without trouble.
Additional officers will be on duty at the ground, and the force will also implement a policing plan in Liverpool city centre throughout the day.
Anfield stewards are to be on the lookout for away fans with Red Star supporters suspended