Jurgen Klopp has today spoken to the press ahead of Liverpool’s crucial clash this weekend at Anfield against Chelsea.
Sadly, a video has circulated of ‘Chelsea fans’ signing a song about Mo Salah where they describe him as a ‘bomber’.
The Egyptian, a former player of the Blues, is of Muslim faith and the song is another detrimental blow to their reputation, after a few other incidents this season.
“There is nothing to say in public about it,” Klopp is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. “We don’t give these people more than they deserve.
“I said what I have to say. That’s it. A strong reaction is needed.”
It’s not on the terraces, but it’s still a disgrace. We don’t want fans like that anywhere near our game.
— Kick It Out (@kickitout) April 11, 2019
Liverpool also issued a statement about the video. “We have also witnessed numerous hateful attacks on social media. This behaviour needs to be called out for what it is – unadulterated bigotry,” it said.
“There is no place for this behaviour in football, there is no place for it in society. A crime of this nature has more victims than any individual it is aimed at and, as such, collective and decisive action is needed to address it.
“As pertains to this latest incident, the club is working with Merseyside Police to ascertain the facts around this footage with the aim of identifying individuals featuring in it.”
You can read the statement in full here.