sport news Liverpool promise life ban as they hunt fan who threw smokebomb

Liverpool promise life ban as they hunt supporter who threw smoke bomb into Chelsea end at Anfield which left a nine-year-old fan with special needs requiring first aid treatment Liverpool have released a statement following an incident at Anfield on Sunday  A smoke bomb was thrown into the away end during their victory over Chelsea   The club have promised a life ban for any individual found to thrown devices  

By Harry Slavin For Mailonline

Published: 11:05 BST, 16 April 2019 | Updated: 11:35 BST, 16 April 2019

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Liverpool have vowed to ban for life the supporter who threw a smoke bomb into the Chelsea end at Anfield on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's secured a vital 2-0 win over the Blues but the win was marred by the incident which left a nine-year-old Chelsea supporter with special needs requiring first aid treatment. 

Donte Patterson-Stanley had to be taken to the stadium's first aid area after inhaling the smoke, where paramedics checked him over and immediately put him on a nebuliser to open up his airways. 

And commenting on Tuesday morning a Liverpool spokesperson said: 'Liverpool Football Club would like to thank the players, staff, officials and supporters of Chelsea for their compassionate marking of the Hillsborough Anniversary during our fixture at the weekend.

Liverpool say they will ban for life the fan who threw a smoke bomb into Chelsea section

 Liverpool say they will ban for life the fan who threw a smoke bomb into Chelsea section

Photographs posted on Twitter showed the flare thrown by a fan onto the section below

Photographs posted on Twitter showed the flare thrown by a fan onto the section below 

Donte Patterson-Stanley (right), 9, pictured with mother Frances Stanley on a previous away trip with Chelsea, required medical attention after the smoke bomb landed close to him

Donte Patterson-Stanley (right), 9, pictured with mother Frances Stanley on a previous away trip with Chelsea, required medical attention after the smoke bomb landed close to him

'As ever, the overwhelming majority of those present at Anfield ensured the occasion was a fitting tribute. 

'Regrettably however, a smoke

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