Missile incident reported to UEFA

A spokesman for Liverpool FC has confirmed that UEFA have been informed about an incident involving a missile being thrown towards midfielder Steven Gerrard from Marseille fans in last night’s Champions League clash at Anfield.

Liverpool ran out 1-0 winners to seal their progression to the next round of the competition with Gerrard heading in a first half Xabi Alonso cross for the only goal of the game.

UEFA confirmed it will study the incident today.

“The incident will be included in both the match delegate’s report and the referee’s report.

“UEFA are aware of what happened and any further comment will now come from them.”

Reds boss Rafa Benitez praised his captain for not retaliate to the offence. He said, “Gerrard was really good in that incident, maybe the UEFA delegate will notice what happened. Steven did well not to react.”

Gerrard meanwhile is already looking ahead to the final group game, away to PSV Eindhoven in Holland on December 9th. The Reds are still battling with Athletico Madrid to secure first spot in the group.

He said, “We know what we have to do in PSV on the last day. We have been there before and won so we have a lot of confidence. We want to win this group because I think it’s important going into the last sixteen. There are no easy games in this competition, but if you want any kind of advantage then you want to win the group.

“We are good away from home in Europe and now we have to go and prove it again.”