Merseyside Police have released a statement following an incident that occurred during Chelsea’s visit to Anfield on Sunday.

According to Sky Sportsa flare was thrown into the Chelsea section of the stadium after Sadio Mane scored the opening goal for the Reds.

First aid treatment was required for a young Blues supporter when the flare landed in the visiting fans’ section of the ground.

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The police statement read: “Merseyside Police can confirm that we are investigating after a flare was reported to have been thrown during the Liverpool FC vs Chelsea FC match on April 14.

“The incident was reported to us at 5.40pm, shortly after LFC scored their first goal, that a flare was thrown from the upper section of the Anfield Stand.

“Following this, at around 6.20pm, officers received reports that a young Chelsea fan, believed to be nine years old, had been taken to the first aid centre where he was treated by St Johns Ambulance staff after suffering a panic attack as a result of the flare.

“At this stage, it is not clear who threw the flare, however investigations are ongoing and police are urging anyone with information to come forward quoting log 322 of 14th April.”

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