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UK: 'Disgusting' - Liverpool boss Klopp slams Chelsea fans' racist Salah video02:23

UK: 'Disgusting' - Liverpool boss Klopp slams Chelsea fans' racist Salah video

United Kingdom, Liverpool
April 12, 2019 at 20:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp condemned a video of Chelsea fans singing racist chants against his side's player Mohamed Salah, speaking at a press conference in Liverpool on Friday, ahead of a clash between the two sides in the Premier League on Sunday.

"It's disgusting. It’s another example of something that should absolutely not happen. We should not see it as a Chelsea thing or a Liverpool thing," said Klopp.

"It's another sign that something's going wrong a little bit in the outside world. But it's still only a few people who are doing it, but the stronger the reaction is from all the rest, from all of us, the more it probably will help to avoid things like these in the future," he added.

"Football is the best example for how different people, different races, different everything, can work together brilliantly. Because, go into each dressing room out there in the world of football and you find them all sitting there together next to each other, and nobody cares about where he’s coming from, who your parents were, whatever… They are all interested, but it’s never an issue," he added.

The Liverpool gaffer also suggested that fans who are found guilty of singing racist chants should be barred from attending football matches for life.

Premier League leaders Liverpool are set to host Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool on Sunday. Kick off is set at 17:30h local time.

UK: 'Disgusting' - Liverpool boss Klopp slams Chelsea fans' racist Salah video02:23
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp condemned a video of Chelsea fans singing racist chants against his side's player Mohamed Salah, speaking at a press conference in Liverpool on Friday, ahead of a clash between the two sides in the Premier League on Sunday.

"It's disgusting. It’s another example of something that should absolutely not happen. We should not see it as a Chelsea thing or a Liverpool thing," said Klopp.

"It's another sign that something's going wrong a little bit in the outside world. But it's still only a few people who are doing it, but the stronger the reaction is from all the rest, from all of us, the more it probably will help to avoid things like these in the future," he added.

"Football is the best example for how different people, different races, different everything, can work together brilliantly. Because, go into each dressing room out there in the world of football and you find them all sitting there together next to each other, and nobody cares about where he’s coming from, who your parents were, whatever… They are all interested, but it’s never an issue," he added.

The Liverpool gaffer also suggested that fans who are found guilty of singing racist chants should be barred from attending football matches for life.

Premier League leaders Liverpool are set to host Chelsea at Anfield in Liverpool on Sunday. Kick off is set at 17:30h local time.

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