Liverpool and Roma have been charged by UEFA following crowd disturbances at the Champions League semi-final first leg between the teams at Anfield.

Liverpool have also been charged over the throwing of objects and setting off of fireworks.

The case will be dealt with by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 31. 

UEFA said both clubs have been charged under Article 16 (2) of the governing body's disciplinary regulations.

The Reds won the first leg of the tie 5-2, and went on to secure their place in the Champions League final despite losing the return trip to Italy 4-2.

The match in Rome saw increased security measures, with thousands of Liverpool fans having made their way to the capital. 

Two Italian men, Filippo Lombardi (20) and Daniele Sciusco (29) were arrested after an assault before the first leg that left 53-year-old Irishman Sean Cox in a critical condition.

Mr Cox was attacked outside the Albert pub, in the shadow of the stadium, with a belt and suffered a head injury.

Moments after securing their place in the Champions League final at the Stadio Olimpico, Liverpool players offered their support for Mr Cox, posing for a photo with a special flag dedicated to the Meathman.

The club also hung a St Peter's GAA jersey - Mr Cox's local club - in the home dressing room ahead of their Premier League clash against Stoke last month.

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