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Liverpool Fans Might Be Kept Inside the Stadio Olimpico Until 1AM Tonight

Liverpool Fans Might Be Kept Inside the Stadio Olimpico Until 1AM Tonight

Liverpool supporters are gearing up for one of the club’s most important matches in several years – but the fans travelling to Italy won’t be too happy to hear how long they might be stuck inside the Stadio Olimpico.

Thousands of Reds fans have converged on the Eternal City for tonight’s Champions League semi-final second-leg against Roma, with Jurgen Klopp’s side hot favourites to progress to the final against Real Madrid.

But following the horrendous trouble before last week’s first-leg at Anfield, the Italian police are doing all they can to ensure those scenes aren’t repeated on their watch.

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According to the Liverpool Echo, Italian police have warned that Liverpool’s travelling supporters could be kept inside Roma’s stadium until 1am to reduce the possibility of violence, and the same fans are being advised to report to designated safe zones, such as Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo, before taking the shuttle service to the stadium, where gates are set to open at 5pm.

Being cooped up inside Roma’s iconic ground might well prevent post-match trouble, but it could also affect those with early flights back to the UK.

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