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UEFA charges Liverpool, Roma for Champions League semifinal incidents

Shaka Hislop and Steve Nicol double down on their stance that Liverpool were the better side while Gab Marcotti passionately defends Roma.
The war of words continue between the FC panel and Gab Marcotti over Roma's reaction to their Champions League semifinal loss.

Liverpool and Roma have both been charged by UEFA for incidents that took place at last month's Champions League semifinal.

Both clubs have been charged with crowd disturbances that occured outside Anfield ahead of the first leg of the semifinal tie.

Liverpool have also been charged with setting off fireworks and the throwing of objects, with the case to be heard by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 31.

Liverpool supporter Sean Cox, 53, from Dunboyne in Ireland, was left in a critical condition as he was attacked outside Anfield prior to the match on April 24.

Two men from Italy were charged by police following the incident and remain in custody ahead an appearance at Liverpool Crown Court on May 24.

Meanwhile, UEFA opened up disciplinary proceedings against Liverpool in April for incidents occurring before and during their Champions League quaterfinal with Manchester City.

City's team bus was rendered unusable for the return journey back to Manchester following the 3-0 defeat due to the damage suffered when some Liverpool supporters threw objects as it approached Anfield.

That case will also be heard UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on May 31 -- five days after Liverpool play Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League in Kiev, Ukraine.

Glenn is ESPN FC's Liverpool correspondent. You can follow him on Twitter: @GlennPrice94.

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