The Italian Police have guaranteed the safety of travelling Liverpool fans for tomorrow’s Champions League Semi-Final Second-Leg.
The tension between both sets of supporters has reached breaking point after Reds fan Sean Cox was assaulted by two supporters of the Lupi before last week’s First-Leg.
The Police in Rome are looking to avoid a repeat of last week’s events and they are expected to take no nonsense from both sets of supporters.
Public Commissioner Giorgio Luciani spoke with the BBC about the measures being put in place to prevent trouble.
“We are used to managing these events, for example the Rome Marathon where we organised a police service of more than 1,000 people. For the derby between Roma and Lazio it was the same.
“We can guarantee the safety of Liverpool supporters if they respect the rules and make the day as normal as they can.
“We don’t ask for anything special, just that they respect the rules.
“It’s a tough challenge but what is important is for us to enjoy and lead the city for the citizens, supporters, for everyone. We want it to be an important sporting day – nothing else”.
Supporters without tickets have also been warned to not attempt sneaking into the Stadio Olimpico.
“They need a ticket and passport or ID card, this is the only way to gain entrance for the match. Without a ticket, it is not forbidden to watch the match inside a pub, bar or restaurant but not inside the stadium”.