Liverpool have warned their supporters in Naples to remain inside their hotels and avoid wearing club colors over fears to their security.
Ahead of the opening Group E clash with Napoli on Tuesday, the Reds issued advice only to travel to the scene on designated buses and also to”remain vigilant” in areas away from the city’s port over fears of violence out of rival supporters.
Several Liverpool fans were treated for stab wounds when they last visited the town throughout the 2010-11 Champions League campaign, when reports explained Reds supporters as being”hunted” by Napoli ultras.
Even the Premier League club have advised travelling fans that”before match-day, (they) must stay in their various resorts to drink and eat” and”should not congregate (on mass) in public places and should avoid becoming isolated”.
They also said:”Supporters are recommended not to wear club colors from the port area (also ) any fans wanting to stop by the interior regions of Naples city should remain vigilant and be aware they might be targeted at petty theft, robbery and assault.”
Supporters should also”not create their own approach into the stadium because of risks to their personal safety. This is important even if your resort is close to the scene”.
Liverpool fans are told to congregate no more than 15:30 in the Naples Marine Terminal for shuttle buses to the stadium, the last leaving no later than 18:30, and they’ll be held back within the San Paolo Stadium for a minumum of one hour after the full-time whistle.
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