A man was stabbed multiple times before being found bleeding in a garden after being chased and attacked by a gang.
The victim, in his 30s, was on his bike at the time of the attack before emergency services were called to Lamport Street, in Dingle, at around 2.30pm on Wednesday.
People in the area called police and paramedics when the man was discovered in a garden with a number of stab wounds to the buttocks before he was rushed to hospital for treatment.
His attackers were travelling in a dark coloured car before they fled the scene along Hughson Street.
The road was cordoned off by officers for a short time after the incident and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward with information about the attack.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Police said: "We were called to Lamport Street in Dingle at around 2.30pm today, Wednesday 15 April, to reports a man had been assaulted.
"The man, who is in his 30s, was found in the front garden of a property with stab wounds to his buttocks.
"It is believed prior to the assault he had been on his bike when he was chased and assaulted by the occupants of a dark coloured vehicle which was seen to leave the area along Hughson Street shortly afterwards.
"The man was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.
"An investigation is underway and house-to-house and CCTV enquiries are being carried out in the local area."
Detective Inspector Phil Atkinson said: “The investigation is in its early stages but we are committed to finding the people responsible for this assault.
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“I would appeal to anyone who was around the Toxteth area this afternoon who may have seen anyone or anything suspicious to contact us as they may have information which is vital to our investigation.”
Anyone with information is asked to DM @MerPolCC or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 533 of 15 April.