Liverpool fans pelted Manchester City's bus with projectiles as it approached Anfield ahead of a Champions League quarterfinal clash.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has blasted the 'idiot' Reds fans who attacked the Manchester City coach prior to Wednesday night's Champions League quarterfinal at Anfield, subjecting the vehicle to extensive damage that left it undriveable afterwards.
Liverpool have been charged by UEFA over the incident before the game, with bottles, cans and flares all hurled at the City coach as it made its way to the stadium.
Klopp has apologized on behalf of the club and cannot believe the behavior of a small minority, who he claims have 'killed everything'.
"I have to say apologies again for how things happened before the game," the German is quoted as saying by BBC Sport as he addressed the media ahead of Saturday's Merseyside derby.
"It's so strange. You go with your own bus through the crowd and it feels fantastic and it's great. It's support, it's passion. We come into the stadium and the first thing I heard was they had smashed the bus of Manchester City and it kills everything.
"You can't feel it anymore. You give everyone the opportunity to do something good and because of a few idiots it might never happen again."
Liverpool won the game 3-0 to give themselves a massive advantage ahead of the return leg at the Etihad Stadium next week. But it came at a price as top goalscorer Mohamed Salah was forced off with a groin injury shortly after half time.
Klopp admitted that Salah will not be risked and won't play unless he is 100% fit.
"I cannot make Mo available because it's the derby, I would never do it. It's not possible. I don't think any of our supporters want us to do that," the Reds boss said (via LiverpoolFC.com).
"If he is a doubt, he will not be involved. That's how it is with all of them; if they are not 100 percent fit they cannot be involved. I would not rest a player with absolutely nothing, with no problem."