Liverpool and Everton supporters delayed after assault

Fans leaving Liverpool's Anfield ground after the Merseyside derby were delayed as police closed off a nearby road to investigate an assault.

A man suffered a broken jaw on Anfield Road shortly before the game against Everton.

Police sealed off the area outside the King Harry public house for forensic examinations and some fans were delayed leaving after the game.

The road reopened 30 minutes after the final whistle.

Chief Superintendent Dave Lewis, of Merseyside Police, thanked supporters for their patience and appealed for witnesses to the assault.

He said: "There were no further incidents during today's derby match. Both sets of fans, on the whole, behaved well before, during and after the game.

"Officers arrested five people for low-level offences and ejected two people from the stadium.

"I would like to thank today's fans for their behaviour on the whole and appeal to anyone who has any information about the assault on Anfield Road to come forward and contact detectives."

The match finished 2-2.

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