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In Pictures: Police out in force as Liverpool fans descend on Rome

Thousands have travelled to back Jurgen Klopp’s team in their Champions League semi-final second-leg match.

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Italian police and Liverpool FC stewards monitor Liverpool fans at Villa Borghese in Rome (Steve Parsons/PA)

Italian police and Liverpool FC stewards monitor Liverpool fans at Villa Borghese in Rome (Steve Parsons/PA)

Italian police and Liverpool FC stewards monitor Liverpool fans at Villa Borghese in Rome (Steve Parsons/PA)

Liverpool fans hope to see a Roman conquest as their team meets Roma in their Champions League semi-final second leg in the Italian capital.

A heavy security presence was deployed for a fixture with a history of violence, but with a 5-2 lead after the first leg, Jurgen Klopp men’s are favourites to advance to the final in Kiev.

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Roma fans surround their team's bus as it arrives at the Stadio Olimpico (Steve Parsons/PA)

Roma fans surround their team's bus as it arrives at the Stadio Olimpico (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Roma fans surround their team's bus as it arrives at the Stadio Olimpico (Steve Parsons/PA)

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No doubt who this fan is supporting (Steven Paston/PA)

No doubt who this fan is supporting (Steven Paston/PA)

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No doubt who this fan is supporting (Steven Paston/PA)

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A security presence in front of the Colosseum (Steven Paston/PA)

A security presence in front of the Colosseum (Steven Paston/PA)

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A security presence in front of the Colosseum (Steven Paston/PA)

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A view of a Liverpool flag in Rome ahead of the Champions League clash with Roma (Steven Paston/PA)

A view of a Liverpool flag in Rome ahead of the Champions League clash with Roma (Steven Paston/PA)

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A view of a Liverpool flag in Rome ahead of the Champions League clash with Roma (Steven Paston/PA)

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Police keeping an eye on Liverpool fans at Villa Borghese (Steve Parsons/PA)

Police keeping an eye on Liverpool fans at Villa Borghese (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Police keeping an eye on Liverpool fans at Villa Borghese (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Buses at Villa Borghese where Liverpool fans assembled before being transported to the stadium (Steve Parsons/PA)

Buses at Villa Borghese where Liverpool fans assembled before being transported to the stadium (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Buses at Villa Borghese where Liverpool fans assembled before being transported to the stadium (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Liverpool FC stewards talking to Italian police (Steve Parsons/PA)

Liverpool FC stewards talking to Italian police (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Liverpool FC stewards talking to Italian police (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Liverpool FC fans at the Colosseum (Steve Parsons/PA)

Liverpool FC fans at the Colosseum (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Liverpool FC fans at the Colosseum (Steve Parsons/PA)

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AS Roma v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Stadio Olimpico

AS Roma v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Stadio Olimpico

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AS Roma v Liverpool – UEFA Champions League – Semi Final – Second Leg – Stadio Olimpico

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The Vatican City seen from Villa Borghese in Rome, where the fans assembled to catch buses (Steve Parsons/PA)

The Vatican City seen from Villa Borghese in Rome, where the fans assembled to catch buses (Steve Parsons/PA)

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The Vatican City seen from Villa Borghese in Rome, where the fans assembled to catch buses (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Italian police search Liverpool FC fans (Steve Parsons/PA)

Italian police search Liverpool FC fans (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Italian police search Liverpool FC fans (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Italian police search Liverpool FC fans (Steve Parsons/PA)

Italian police search Liverpool FC fans (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Italian police search Liverpool FC fans (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Liverpool fans decorated the stadium with their banners (Steve Paston/PA)

Liverpool fans decorated the stadium with their banners (Steve Paston/PA)

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Liverpool fans decorated the stadium with their banners (Steve Paston/PA)

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