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Liverpool v Everton: Derby action plan praised by police

The congestion outside Anfield Image copyright David The Toffee
Image caption Joe Anderson called for a safety review after the derby game in January

An action plan to improve the safety of fans at Liverpool derby games has been praised by police.

Match commander Ch Supt Carol Krueger said opening away turnstiles earlier and a new queuing system had eased "congestion issues".

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson called for a review after the Liverpool v Everton tie in January saw more than 1,000 Everton fans held outside the ground.

Liverpool City Council approved the new procedures in July.

Ch Supt Krueger said the plan and the co-operation of fans made a big difference.

He said a "great deal of work" went into planning for the latest derby match which finished a 1-1 draw and implementing the "enhanced plans".

"I would like to thank the fans for arriving in good time and to the stewards, ticket staff and police officers who made the system work," he said.

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