Liverpool calls to suspend supporter who threw flare at Anfield

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Liverpool managementannounced that they are working with Merseyside Police to find and ban thesupporter who threw a flare into the away fans section during Sunday's clashagainst Chelsea, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Policeconfirmed on Monday that a flare was thrown from the upper section of theAnfield Road Stand and landed on the away supporters below after Sadio Mane putLiverpool 1-0 up six minutes into the second half.

Nobody wasinjured in the incident, but a young Chelsea fan suffered a panic attack.

Liverpoolthanked the Chelsea staff, officials and supporters for their "compassionatemarking" of the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96Liverpool supporters were killed.

"As ever,the overwhelming majority of those present at Anfield ensured the occasion wasa fitting tribute," a Liverpool spokesperson said.

"Regrettablyhowever, a smoke device was thrown into the away section during the second halfand we are actively working with Merseyside Police to investigate the matter.

"Any personfound to have committed this offence will be banned from our ground."

TheMerseyside club also responded to the use of an offensive chant during thegame, which Liverpool won 2-0 to return to the top of the league standings.

"The club isalso concerned about a chant from some of our fans, specifically referencingChelsea, as inappropriate and offensive," the spokesman said.

"We wouldurge all Liverpool supporters to respect each other and stop such chants asthey do not reflect the inclusivity that the club stands for."

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