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Blues loanee Billy Gilmour was targeted while playing against the Reds for Norwich and a similar incident has now happened at Anfield
Liverpool have condemned homophobic chants that arose during their match against Chelsea on Saturday, in which certain supporters once again targeted an offensive song against the opposition, despite Jurgen Klopp’s latest allegations.
Klopp publicly urged Liverpool fans to interrupt the challenger’s Chelsea rent boy ‘last week after seeing Blues loaner Billy Gilmour targeted while playing in Norwich’s 3-0 defeat to the Reds at Carrow Road on 14 August.
Liverpool also issued a statement branding the song “offensive and inappropriate”, but the homophobic insults were heard once again when Chelsea arrived at Anfield for a top-of-the-table clash on 28 August.
Liverpool’s latest statement
Liverpool issued one fresh statement in the wake of the weekend’s events and promised to launch a full investigation, while promising to do everything in their power to help eliminate all forms of discrimination in the game.
“Liverpool FC are disappointed with reports that a small proportion of our supporters were heard singing offensive songs during Saturday’s clash with Chelsea at Anfield,” the statement said.
“The club strongly condemns these actions and will investigate all reported allegations of abusive and / or discriminatory behavior with the relevant authorities to identify perpetrators. The LFC is committed to tackling abusive and discriminatory behavior that has no place in football or society.
“As part of its Red Together campaign, which includes all of the club’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion, LFC strives to be at the forefront of the fight against all forms of discrimination, both online and in the stadium, to create an inclusive environment for all. .
“The club would like to remind its fans of its code of conduct, which clearly describes what it expects of all fans who visit Anfield.”
What has Klopp said about the case?
Klopp had previously told the Reds’ official media channel about his contempt for the chant: “I never understand why you would sing a song that is against something in a football stadium, I never got it and never liked it.
“I can imagine now that people out there are thinking, ‘come on, it’s just settling them’ and stuff like that. But that’s the problem – for the most part we do not understand.
“I’m not sure if people are listening to me, but that would be nice. I do not want to hear it anymore for so many reasons.
“From a player or coach perspective, I can say that these songs do not help us either. It’s a waste of time because we do not listen. If you think what you sing: you are an idiot. If you do not think about it , what you sang, it’s just a waste of time, forget it and go for another song. “