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Italian police to pay 'special attention' to Liverpool fans

AS Roma CEO Umberto Gandini, left, and General Director Mauro Baldissoni, right, leave the Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome, Friday, April 27, 2...
ADDS NAME OF SECOND PERSON IN PHOTO - Kenny Scott, UEFA safety and security adviser, left, shakes hands with Massimo Passariello, vice-president of th...
Kenny Scott, UEFA safety and security adviser, leaves the Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome, Friday, April 27, 2018. Officials from Roma, Liverpo...

AS Roma CEO Umberto Gandini, left, and General Director Mauro Baldissoni, right, leave the Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome, Friday, April 27, 2...

ADDS NAME OF SECOND PERSON IN PHOTO - Kenny Scott, UEFA safety and security adviser, left, shakes hands with Massimo Passariello, vice-president of th...

Kenny Scott, UEFA safety and security adviser, leaves the Interior Ministry headquarters in Rome, Friday, April 27, 2018. Officials from Roma, Liverpo...

ROME (AP) — Italian state police say "special attention" will be paid to the arrival and movements of 5,000 Liverpool supporters next week for the Champions League match against Roma following clashes at the first leg.

After a security briefing between Italian and British authorities, the clubs and UEFA on Friday, Italian police said they were provided details of the flights and airports to be used by Liverpool fans "not only in the capital but also in other cities."

In England this week, two men from Rome were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault that left a Liverpool fan in critical condition.

The return leg is scheduled for Wednesday at the Stadio Olimpico.

Police also say they will provide visiting fans with "all of the relevant information" for arriving and departing the stadium, as well as "behavior rules" and pre-arranged meeting points.