Liverpool query Moscow trip
Liverpool have written to Uefa seeking clarification on whether disciplinary proceedings against Spartak Moscow will have any impact on their Champions League match in Russia.
Europe’s governing body has charged Spartak after fans were accused of setting off fireworks and throwing missiles in their opening Group E fixture against Maribor in Slovenia on Wednesday.
Uefa will determine what action to take on Sept 21 – five days before Liverpool play in the Russian capital. One possible sanction is for the fixture to be held behind closed doors, which would have an impact on the Liverpool supporters planning to attend the game. The club has 1,145 tickets, which go on sale today.
Liverpool have contacted Uefa to ensure they are fully informed of developments and are also seeking guarantees of supporters’ safety. Uefa are offering no guidance on any potential action while disciplinary procedures are open.
Spartak could escape with a reprimand, a warning or a fine depending on how seriously the incident is viewed. Referee Deniz Aytekin narrowly avoided injury when the missile landed on the pitch.