The windscreen of the MANCHESTER CITY team bus was smashed outside Anfield on Sunday.
The vehicle transporting Pep Guardiola’s side to Merseyside for the crucial clash with Liverpool was struck on Anfield after the game.
While the tour group did hear a bang, the damage wasn’t bad enough to affect the City team’s return journey to Manchester.
But it wasn’t until dawn on Monday morning that the damage to the bus could really be seen.
It is the third time that the champion’s bus is attacked while visiting his great rival’s stadium.
The first time came in April 2014 after Liverpool clinched a 3-2 win over City as the manager slowly got off the ground.
It was hit by bottles, rocks and other rockets, with a source on the bus describing it that day as “terrifying”.
City didn’t make a big deal out of it at the time as the game was being held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster.
Then, four years later, Liverpool fans lined the streets and pelted the City bus as it headed to Anfield for a Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Footage from inside the bus showed the extent of the attack, as bricks, bottles and cans were thrown.
Guardiola was later seen getting off the bus and sarcastically thanking the security staff at the stadium for his protection.
Vincent Kompany – who was skipper that night – later said that was the moment that increased the rivalry between the two clubs.
During Sunday’s game, the City manager was attacked with coins by home fans after a Phil Foden goal was disallowed.
Liverpool later issued a statement condemning some “heinous” chants that erupted from visiting fans during the game.
Pep’s opposite number Jurgen Klopp was shown a red card in added time for yelling at officials on the touchline.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6460031/man-city-team-bus-window-anfield-liverpool/ The windscreen of the Man City team bus has been smashed off Anfield after a heated clash with Liverpool