Liverpool condemn fans who sang homophobic chants aimed at Chelsea during Premier League draw at Anfield

Liverpool condemned the actions of some fans who sang homophobic chants during their Premier League clash with Chelsea on Saturday.

The tight game at Anfield finished 1-1 after Kai Havertz’s goal was cancelled out by Mohamed Salah from the penalty spot, with Reece James seeing red in the first half.

Liverpool condemned the homophobic chants at Anfield
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The match was marred by more reports of homophobic chants despite Jurgen Klopp’s pleas to stop.

Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour was targeted with vile songs in Liverpool’s 3-0 win at Norwich earlier this month.

The Reds quickly condemned the chant with a statement after Saturday’s game.

It read: ”Liverpool FC is disappointed by reports that a small section of our supporters were heard singing offensive songs during Saturday’s fixture with Chelsea at Anfield.

“The club strongly condemns these actions and will be investigating all reported allegations of abusive and/or discriminatory behaviour with the relevant authorities to identify perpetrators.

Liverpool and Chelsea drew 1-1 at Anfield
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“LFC is committed to tackling abusive and discriminatory behaviour, which has no place in football or society.

“As part of its Red Together campaign, which encompasses all the club’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion, LFC strives to be the forefront of the fight against all forms of discrimination both online and in-stadium to create an inclusive environment for all.

“The club would like to remind its fans of its code of conduct, which clearly outlines what it expects from all supporters visiting Anfield.”

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