Pictures: Liverpool fans bombard Manchester City bus with bottles before Champions League tie

Liverpool have issued an apology after supporters threw bottles and aimed fireworks at Manchester City’s team bus as it arrived at Anfield.

The two Premier League clubs will lock horns in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Merseyside for a place in the last four.

But the unsavoury scenes left a bitter taste in the mouth for the visiting team as they headed to the ground.

A Liverpool club statement read: “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.”

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

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<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans react as the Manchester City team bus approaches the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans react as the Manchester City team bus approaches the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Police officers clear the road as Liverpool fans set off flares as the Manchester City team bus approaches the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Police officers clear the road as Liverpool fans set off flares as the Manchester City team bus approaches the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares as the Manchester City team bus arrives outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares as the Manchester City team bus arrives outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares and throw missiles at the Manchester City team bus outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Manchester City team bus arrives as Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Manchester City team bus arrives as Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

<p>Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine </p>
Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City

Soccer Football – Champions League Quarter Final First Leg – Liverpool vs Manchester City – Anfield, Liverpool, Britain – April 4, 2018 Liverpool fans set off flares outside the stadium before the match Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine

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