Liverpool boss Billy Hogan has apologized to the family of a 15-year-old girl who was ‘scarred for life’ after an incident at a recent match at Manchester City.

The Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in a thrilling encounter at the Etihad earlier this month, losing 3-2 that evening.

But the match was marred by a number of reported off-field incidents, including a projectile from part of the away section that injured a teenage City supporter in the home half below.

In a social media post yesterday, the girl’s father said: “My 15-year-old daughter was hit by a weighted pint pot thrown by the ‘LFC section’ of fans.

“The jar ‘crushed’ on impact, she suffered a head injury and was ‘glued’ to the ground before being released later that evening. The incident occurred about 20 minutes later, just after Liverpool’s first equalizer. We think it was probably thrown out of block 318 because we were directly below this block.

“We are meeting with Manchester City officials this week and are asking for information that could help us identify the pitcher. Police took statements, are in pursuit and will press charges if we can identify the perpetrator.”

In a private phone conversation with the girl’s father, Reds chief Hogan issued an “unconditional” apology and spoke as a fellow father to discuss the incident and the police investigation.

The girl’s father added in his message: “We have had a call from LFC direct (Billy Hogan) who apologized unreservedly on behalf of the club and I want to stress that they are as committed as we are to getting this person out of football. row and so that they can face the consequences of their actions.”

He continued, “Please don’t come at me with anything. I fully condemn all incidents of violence by football fans and any abusive chanting by fans on both sides. She is a 15 year old who enjoyed watching her team up with the rest of her family and she is now scarred for life.

“I would like to thank the dozens of Liverpool Football Club fans who have contacted us so far with kind words of support in finding the perpetrator and also all the friends and contacts who have been in contact. I’m a father seeking justice for his wounded daughter, that’s all. Thank you for all information.’

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