Liverpool fans face clashes with the ‘world’s most dangerous’ football hooligans when they arrive in Kiev for the Champions League final

LIVERPOOL fans face a date with danger when they head to the home of the world’s ‘most dangerous’ hooligans for the Champions League final.

Kiev, in the Ukraine, is the hellish stamping ground of several notorious football ‘firms’  – who even send the fearsome Russians running for cover.

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A Dynamo fan runs onto the field to celebrate a victory over rivals Shakhtar Donetsk[/caption]

Most dangerous are the right-wing Nazi thugs of the White Boys Club who follow the capital city’s best known team Dynamo Kiev.

They are infamous for sporting  KKK hoods and swastikas on match days and already have a long history of attacking British supporters.

In 2015, they hit the headlines for targeting Chelsea fans both inside and outside the same stadium which will host this month’s final.

England fans were also attacked by dozens of knife wielding hoodies in Kiev’s city centre ahead of a World Cup qualifier in 2013.

Dynamo’s fans are known for wearing KKK-style hoods in the terraces
The racist firm pride themselves on being ‘100 per cent all white’
Racist Dynamo Kiev fans posed in front of Shakhtar’s team bus in ‘KKK’ costumes

That attack came after 300 hooligans launched an “unprovoked” attack on Scotland’s Tartan Army in a Euro Championship qualifying match.

There are now genuine concerns the die hard thugs will use this month’s showpiece match to make a name for themselves.

It’s feared they will want to get “one up” on the Russian yobs  – who terrorised English fans in Marseilles during Euro 2016.

The rivalry between Ukrainian and Russian yobs dates back to the Soviet era with both claiming they are “top dogs” in the region.

Dynamo Kiev ultras have a history of attacking British fans in the city

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Dynamo yobs fight with security guards during a Europa League match in Kiev[/caption]

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Dynamo Kiev’s goalkeeper Oleksandr Shovkovskiy steps in to save a fallen security guard[/caption]

Things reached a bloody head when rival hooligans from Dynamo and Spartak Moscow went toe-to-toe in Kiev five years ago.

Shirtless yobs brawled for nearly an hour leaving dozens need hospital treatment – and cops helpless to stop the mayhem.

Both sides claimed victory on hooligan internet forums after the bloodshed.

Eventually the Dynamo yob’s violent and racist behaviour became so bad the club’s fans were BANNED by UEFA from attending European matches.

However, at a clash with rivals Shakhtar Donetsk last month the White Boys donned masks and hurled vile racist abuse at the opposition team’s black players.

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Liverpool fans holding a sign for Sean Cox who was attacked outside Anfield during the semi final[/caption]

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Liverpool fans are toreceive an allocation of 16,626 tickets each for the final[/caption]

They then launched brutal attacks on the Shaktar fans after the match as part of a merciless campaign they dubbed “#whitefrenzy”.

Observers now believe the thugs are preparing to unleash their hate on the football fans that will visit their city on May 26.

Liverpool and Real Madrid will reportedly receive an allocation of 16,626 tickets each for the final at the Olympic Stadium.

But the impressive 70,000-seat venue is surrounded by bars and social clubs frequented by Kiev’s hooligan firms.

The news will send shivers down the spine of many of the Merseyside club’s fans who were attacked by AS Roma fans during both semi-final legs.

The Anfield leg was marred after Italian fans attacked their Liverpool counterparts before kick-off.

A section of the visitors ambushed the home fans with ‘belts’ and ‘batons’ outside a pub.

Irishman Sean Cox was one of the victims and he remains in hospital with head injuries.

And on Wednesday night there were reports of Liverpool fans being attacked by hooligans in Italy who were carrying metal bars.

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