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We must do everything to stop violence among fans, says Klopp

 

By Carl Markham

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called for common sense to prevail in Rome for next week's Champions League semi-final second leg after the club raised concerns for fans' safety.

Two Italians have been charged following an assault on 53-year-old Sean Cox, who is in a critical condition, ahead of the first leg at Anfield this week.

A delegation from the club met officials from Uefa, police and the Serie A club in the Italian capital to discuss their issues.

Klopp admits he is still shocked by what happened on Tuesday but hopes there will be no repeat next week.

"All our thoughts and prayers at this moment are with Sean and his family," said the Reds boss, whose side host Stoke today at lunchtime.

"When I first heard of it I cannot describe my emotions.

"It should never have happened. We have to do everything to make sure things like that will not happen any more."

On fan behaviour and the suggestion there could be more trouble involving Liverpool supporters, Klopp said: "Since I've been here I've never heard anything about that.

"I can't remember anything like that.

"Of course it is difficult to police but the police, as I understand, will do the job.

"It is common sense. What can I say which they don't already know, and if I say it would that change it?"

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