Traffic warden stabbed streets away from Anfield as Liverpool took on Watford

A traffic warden is believed to have been stabbed near Liverpool’s famous Anfield stadium last night while the Reds were taking on Watford.

The 31-year-old man stabbed in an unprovoked attack where 53,316 were watching the table toppers in action just a few streets away.

The Liverpool Echo believe the 31-year-old man was carrying out his duties when he was attacked as the first half was coming to an end at Anfield.

Emergency services were initially called to Woodhouse Close, off Walton Road, at around 8.40pm after reports a man had been stabbed.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a stab wound to the abdomen, which is described as not life-threatening.

Detective Inspector Judith Blease said: "Our investigation is at an early stage but at this time we believe this was an unprovoked attack on a man just going about his business.

"We are examining CCTV from the area, carrying out house-to-house inquiries and examining the scene but we would appeal to anyone who was in the area at this time who may have seen anything suspicious to get in contact.

"I’m sure the local community would agree that whoever is responsible for this nasty assault needs to be taken off our streets and brought to justice."

Police said they could not officially confirm the profession of the injured man.

Jurgen Klopp’s men won the game 5-0 to remain at the top of the table.

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