Two men charged after Liverpool fan attack ahead of Champions League tie at Anfield

Soccer Football – Champions League Semi Final First Leg – Liverpool vs AS Roma – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 24, 2018 General view during the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine
Soccer Football – Champions League Semi Final First Leg – Liverpool vs AS Roma – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 24, 2018 General view during the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

Two Italian men will appear in court on Thursday charged in connection with an incident which left a 53-year-old Liverpool fan in a critical condition.

Filippo Lombardi, 20, has been charged with violent disorder and wounding/inflict grievous bodily harm, Merseyside Police have said.

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Daniele Sciusco, 29, was also charged with violent disorder.

The two men will appear at South Sefton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning.


Liverpool supporter Sean Cox was attacked outside Anfield stadium prior to the Champions League semi-final match against Roma on Tuesday night.

Police said Mr Cox remains in a critical condition at Walton Neurological Centre.

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