19 Sep Liverpool supporters assaulted before Napoli game as chief executive visits a wounded enthusiast in hospital
Merseyside authorities demonstrated that the strikes on Reds fans together with the club boss heading into the hospital to find an injured enthusiast
2 Liverpool fans are attacked by guys on scooters at Naples before the Reds’ Champions League opener against Napoli on Tuesday, together with golf club chief executive Peter Moore seeing a wounded enthusiast in hospital after the game.
The episode happened before Liverpool’s 2-0 loss to Napoli in the San Paolo, using a Merseyside Police statement confirming two men received medical treatment prior to heading into the game.
“We can affirm two Liverpool fans were reported to have been attacked in Naples earlier today (Tuesday 17 September),” the announcement read.
“At approximately 6pm local time (5pm GMT), it had been reported a range of men on scooters approached the lovers in a pub in town before attacking them.
“Two guys in the united kingdom, elderly 26 and 46, continued shallow cuts and grazes to the mind and were treated in the scene prior to continued to attend the game.”
While it is unclear when the episodes are connected, Reds CEO Moore went to watch wounded Liverpool enthusiast Steven Allen in hospital following game, who’d seemingly collapsed at half-time at the San Paolo stands due to blood loss, in accordance with other fans.
Just come around this on that the Anfield Wrap group. If some #lfc fans outside in Naples see’s this please discuss or return to this hospital to check he’s okay and not independently pic.twitter.com/W3eP2uvfdC
— Andy Yates (@andrewjames253) September 17, 2019
Moore used his Twitter accounts to upgrade on the status of Allan, stating he wouldn’t be leaving the hospital before he was satisfied the supporter was fine.
“I am in the hospital together with Steven at this time,” Moore tweeted. “We won’t abandon him until we’re comfortable he’s alright, so can everybody stop worrying for today.
“Attempting to have him noticed by a physician, but there is a distinct lack of urgency from law enforcement and medical staff”
I am in the hospital together with Steven at this time. We won’t abandon him until we’re comfortable he’s alright, so can everybody stop worrying for today. Attempting to get him noticed by a physician, but there is a distinct lack of urgency from law enforcement and medical staff. Https://t.co/5ZCkWs2M65
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) September 17, 2019
Twenty minutes after Moore tweeted:”Update for this. The hospital team and the authorities have helped Steven and been really cooperative.
“He has been observed and will be tracked throughout the evening. He asked me to thank everybody for their concern.”
Update for this. The hospital team and the authorities have helped Steven and been really cooperative. He has been observed and will be tracked throughout the evening. He asked me to thank everybody for their concern. Https://t.co/aHxKiiXKRX
— Peter Moore (@PeterMooreLFC) September 18, 2019
Liverpool’s defence for their Champions League title got off to a dreadful start from the defeat, since Napoli struck twice at the closing 10 moments to grab all three factors.
Dries Mertens transformed an 82nd minute penalty to secure Napoli’s primary target, until Fernando Llorente secured the outcome in stoppage time following an error by Virgil van Dijk.
The Reds, that are high in the Premier League having won all five of the games, may have the opportunity to continue their name fee in a visit to Stamford Bridge on Sunday.