Liverpool have cautioned their fans to stay inside their hotels and prevent wearing club colors over anxieties to their personal safety.
Ahead of the opening Group E clash with Napoli on Tuesday, the Reds issued information only to go to the stadium on designated buses and also to”remain vigilant” in regions away from the town’s interface over fears of violence from rival fans.
Many Liverpool fans were treated for stab wounds when they last visited the town throughout the 2010-11 Champions League campaign, when reports described Reds supporters as being”hunted” by Napoli ultras.
The Premier League club have told travelling supporters that”prior to match-day, (they) must stay in their various hotels to drink and eat” and”shouldn’t congregate (on bulk ) in public places and should avoid becoming isolated”.
They also said:”Supporters are suggested not to wear club colors from the vent area (also ) any enthusiasts wanting to visit the inner areas of Naples city ought to stay vigilant and know they may be targeted for petty theft, robbery and assault.”
Supporters also needs to”not make their own approach into the stadium as a result of threats to their personal safety. This is important even if your hotel is close to the stadium”.
Liverpool fans are told to congregate no later than 15:30 in the Naples Marine Terminal for shuttle buses into the stadium, the last leaving no later than 18:30, and they’ll be held back within the San Paolo Stadium to get at least one hour following the fulltime whistle.
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