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Manchester City Change Route To Anfield

Blues Attempting To Prevent Repeat Of Bus Attack

Manchester City v Fulham FC - Premier League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City will take a different route to Anfield than the one they took last season for the Champions League Quarter Final, when they visit Liverpool for their top of the table Premier League clash.

The blues team bus was damaged by Liverpool supporters, who bombarded the bus with bricks, bottles and flares as an attempt to create an intimidating atmosphere, turned into an ugly and mindless attack that ended with the Reds being charged by UEFA.

Sunday’s match kicks off at 1630 BST, and Merseyside police say they will be putting on extra officers to ensure ere is no repeat of the incident. “We have prepared a comprehensive and appropriate policing operation ahead of Sunday’s game and have liaised with both clubs and their supporter groups,” superintendent Dave Charnock said today.

The two teams are level on points going into the match, with City top of the table on goal difference. The blues haven’t won at Anfield since Nicolas Anelka’s brace gave City a 2-1 in 2003, and are long overdue a win on the red half of Merserside.