Heavy-handed stewards remove Celtic banner at Anfield

A Liverpool supporter has been asked to remove a Celtic banner displayed ahead of kick-off at Anfield tonight. ESPN’s Mark Ogden is at the game between Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Rangers and documented what he saw on Twitter.

Bizarrely, the steward requested that the supporter remove the banner likely as not to exacerbate the traveling support, who have previously been renowned for bad behaviour. Whilst the away supporters can sprout all-sorts, it would appear that a green 6x4ft banner isn’t acceptable by the stewards, who will be keen to avoid anything that may escalate.

Celtic and Liverpool share a strong Irish heritage and whilst Celtic are not playing, there were a number of tricolours on display as the home support were keen to stress that their historic links outweighed the prior mutual love of Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool are currently 1-0 up thanks to an impressive goal from Trent Alexander-Arnold from a free-kick.

Hopefully former Celt Virgil Van Dijk can get himself on the scoresheet this evening.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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