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Liverpool team bus blocked en route to Old Trafford as tyres 'let down' by fans



A Liverpool team has been blocked on its route to Old Trafford with opportunist fans then moving swiftly to let down its tyres.

Manchester United have gone to great lengths to avoid any disruption ahead of the clash against Liverpool following the protests just under fortnight ago, even asking their players to arrive at the stadium six hours early.

However, Liverpool have travelled into the ground as normal from their accommodation at the Hyatt Hotel, Manchester, and have now become unstuck.

A report from the Athletic showed an image of the bus stuck down a side street close to the hotel as two black cars appeared to be parked across the road to deny any entry.

There is said to be another bus at Liverpool’s team hotel, but it seems the club are using that as a decoy one in a bid to fool protestors.

United had used a similar ploy earlier in the day but it looks as though fans have not been tricked by their Merseyside rivals.

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