Speaking on Spanish radio station Onda Cero, mayor of Madrid José Luis Martínez-Almeida believes it was a mistake for Atlético Madrid fans to travel to Liverpool for their club’s Champions League clash on March 11.

Of course. It didn’t make any sense that 3,000 Atlético fans could travel to Anfield. Yes, it was a mistake. With hindsight, of course, but even then there should have been more caution.”