Liverpool issue statement after Champions League final entry chaos
The Reds said fans 'should not have to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight'
Liverpool have released a statement following the 'stadium entry issues' at the Stade de France before the Champions League final on Saturday.
The final in Paris was delayed by over 30 minutes after supporters making their way to the stadium for the match were caught up in "chaos" and a "big bottleneck".
Fans were also tear gassed outside the stadium and denied entry to the showpiece event in the French capital. Video footage showed thousands of fans situated outside the ground, seemingly being stopped from gaining entry. Other video footage shows people climbing over the gates and into the stadium's perimeters.
The game eventually kicked off, with Madrid, at the time of writing, leading 1-0 against Jurgen Klopp's side thanks to Vinícius Júnior's 59th minute strike.
During the match, the Merseyside club released a statement on the pre-match issues - insisting that the club has 'requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues'.
Liverpool FC statement on #UCLfinal entry issues:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) May 28, 2022
It read: "We are hugely disappointed at the stadium entry issues and breakdown of the security perimeter that Liverpool fans faced this evening at Stade de France.
"This is the greatest match in European football and supporters should not have to experience the scenes we have witnessed tonight.
"We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues."
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