Liverpool wants witnesses to come forward, after their young keeper Shamal George was the victim of an alleged racist attack.
Police are investigating, after the 21-year-old youth player suffered facial injuries in the incident in the city which occurred at around 1am on Saturday morning.
Merseyside police are studying CCTV footage of the alleged attack, where the player’s brother was also injured.
And the club issued a strongly worded statement, which read: “Liverpool Football Club is shocked and appalled that Shamal and a family member have been subjected to such a terrible ordeal.
“As a club, we will offer Shamal and his family any support that they require.”
Liverpool want witnesses to come forward to help with the investigation, and they added: “The matter is now in the hands of Merseyside Police and we will defer all enquiries to them.
“We would also urge anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
“Liverpool Football Club will make no further comment until it is appropriate to do so and, in the meantime, we would ask that Shamal and his family have their privacy respected.”