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Rangers fans attempt to storm Liverpool end as final whistle blows on 7-1 thrashing

A video has emerged appearing to show Rangers fans attempt to storm the Liverpool end as the final whistle blows on the 7-1 thrashing.

The so called ‘ultras’ were held back by stewards and police as they made a beeline for the travelling support at Ibrox after Wednesday night’s Champions League clash.

Reporters at the ground during game claimed that bottles were thrown during the incident, although stewards quickly rebuffed the fans.

Henry Winter, chief football writer for The Times, was an eye witness to the scenes, and he tweeted: “A group of Rangers fans just tried to get at Liverpool fans inside the ground.

“Quickly seen off. ‘What the f**king hell was that?” Liverpool fans ask.”

The Guardian’s Sachin Nakrani wrote: “Only negative of night was the group of Rangers ultras – kids with balaclavas over their faces and no braincells in their heads – charging back into the ground after FT in order to throw bottles at the away fans.

“A couple of people hurt. Nasty, needless and frankly ridiculous.”

Many Rangers fans took to leaving the ground around the 70th minute as the goals flooded in.

Ally McCoist said he would have been tempted to walk away were it not for the fact he was working for BT Sport at the time. That came just 30 minutes after he expressed his delight at seeing a Rangers side giving it all they had with the scoreline 1-1 by half time.

Alan Brazil teased him: “I meant to ask you Ally, were the pubs closing in Glasgow at ten to ten because there were about 42,000 who bounced out?”

McCoist admitted: “By the way I was nearly one myself to be honest with you.

“I did lose my voice from celebrating the first goal. I tell you my celebrations for the first goal were much bigger than the second half.”

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were on form; Scott Arfield sent the home crowd delirious with opener; Firmino started the comeback, scoring twice and assisting Darwin Nunez; Salah then takes centre stage with a six minute hat-trick having come off the bench in the second half

Player ratings

Rangers: McGregor (5), Tavernier (5), Goldson (6), Davies (5), Barisic (5), Jack (6), Lundstram (5), Arfield (6), Sakala (6), Kent (5), Colak (5)

Subs: King (4), Morelos (5), Davis (5), Wright (5), Matondo (5)

Liverpool: Alisson (6), Gomez (7), Konate (7), Van Dijk (7), Tsimikas (7), Fabinho (6), Henderson (7), Elliott (8), Carvalho (7), Firmino (9), Nunez (6)

Subs: Salah (9), Thiago (7), Jota (8), Milner (7)

Man of the match: Mohamed Salah

Jurgen Klopp said: “It changed the mood definitely. It’s completely different. We usually drink a beer after away games but it’s that long ago I drunk a beer I’ll probably be drunk after one. Yes, it changed the mood completely but we all know who we are welcoming on Sunday and this will be a different game but it’s better to go into it with this feeling we’ve got tonight than any other.

“All the goals were great, how we set them up and finished them off.

“Typical Mo [Salah]. Very important, the whole thing, how the boys adapted to it, to the positions, to the line-up, the reaction of the boys on the pitch, I thought everybody who started tonight played really well, I can’t think of one player who didn’t have a good game, the two kids right and left wing really good, Fabio [Carvalho] and Harvey [Elliott], and when you can change like we did tonight and the boys come on ready to contribute then things like this can happen.

“A freak result, we all know that, and we don’t make more of it than we should, but obviously it’s the best we could have asked for and I’m pretty pleased.”

They face Manchester City in the Premier League at the weekend.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst speaking to BT Sport: “It was a very disappointing result. We played well first half and were in the game.

“The second goal – we know their strength. When you lose the ball in the middle of the pitch they are so fast on transition. We got caught a couple of times.

“We conceded too many easy goals. It went pretty quickly after that. We tried to push, but after the 3-1 you could see we were struggling. They upped the tempo and we weren’t accurate in our passing.”

This is what Twitter users made of Rangers fans and their attempt to storm Liverpool end as the final whistle blows on a 7-1 thrashing…

@teddyatswfc: As embarrassing as the scoreline

@redlennie: I was surprised there were any left any that score

@SteveWeatheral3: This is what happens when to many kids have to many fizzy panda pops and sugary snacks.

@dickiesutton: Bravely standing behind a line of stewards

@tomthepenguin87: Grown men 🤣

@BrixtonHatter: Just killing a bit of time before their mums pick them up outside

@STsilverfox41: Had Sports Direct had a sale on cheap black hoodies 🤔🤔🤔🤔

@JohnRob26145882: That’s pathetic

@wafflemaker2022: 😂 the lad at 50 seconds realising he is being filmed and shitting himself

@TheKidHenry77: Bet they will be tired at school today 😂

@RobbieHandley1: Why is football like this?

@Frenchysafc: Embarrassing on and off the pitch

@GeorgeJonesWxm: Jesus christ, how’ve they gotten weirder

@Davello23780407: It’s a football match and there’s grown men wearing blue gimp masks, flicking fingers at a group of people, whilst hiding behind a wall of stewards. Hold me back.. what a time to be alive

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