Five supporters of Italian Serie A club Napoli were arrested outside Liverpool's Anfield stadium before their 1-1 Champions League draw on Wednesday, Merseyside Police said.
Three men were charged with violent disorder, one with affray and one with breach of peace, the police said in an official tweet.
Officers policing the LFC v Napoli CL game have arrested 5 Napoli fans. 3 men were arrested for violent disorder and another was for affray following disorder on Walton Breck Rd before the game. A fifth man was arrested for breach of the peace at the turnstiles on Anfield Road. pic.twitter.com/fLcDEVrtAB— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) November 27, 2019
The arrests followed reports that some Napoli fans in the city centre were armed with golf clubs, which turned out to be flags and flagpoles that were later seized by the police.
A Dejan Lovren header in the 65th minute cancelled out Napoli forward Dries Mertens' first-half opener, leaving both teams with work to do to reach the last 16 of the competition.
Defending champions Liverpool lead Group E on 10 points following the draw while Napoli are a point behind and Salzburg in third place on seven points.