Merseyside Police reroute Liverpool coaches before Manchester City quarterfinal

Merseyside Police have warned that the coaches carrying Liverpool for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester City at Anfield on Wednesday will be rerouted due to building works and fan safety.

According to a statement from a police spokesperson, the coaches will not travel past the King Harry Pub and "will instead travel along Arkles Lane, passing The Arkles pub before turning right onto Anfield Road."

Liverpool have agreed with the decision to redirect the coaches with the guidance of the police.

"The club is working with the police and other key stakeholders to provide a safe environment for those supporters who wish to welcome the team ahead of the match against Manchester City," the club's statement read. "We have taken additional steps to make sure the area is as safe and secure as possible, whilst working with local residents to ensure that they remain unaffected by any potential fan activity.

"We ask that any supporters who do wish to gather to show their passion and support for the team do so in a friendly, respectful and considerate manner."