Alleged racist video abuse of Salah 'disgusting' - Klopp

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Published on April 12, 2019 - Duration: 01:22s
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

Alleged racist video abuse of Salah 'disgusting' - Klopp



It's another example for something which should absolutely not happen and we should not see it as a Chelsea thing, or a Liverpool thing.

It's another sign that something is going wrong a little bit outside there.

It's still only a few people are doing it, but the stronger the reaction is from all the rest, from all of us, the more it will probably help to avoid things like this in the future.

That's why I said these guys now, it's not always, it happened in other parts of life as well, but these guys are football fans.

If you do something like that you should not be allowed to enter a football stadium again." 2.


(SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL MANAGER, JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "I can say as part of the football community, I can say these people should not be involved because football is the best example for how different people, different races, different everything can work together brilliantly.

Because go in 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 you come from, who your parents are, whatever, it's never an issue." STORY: Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said an alleged racist video abusing Egypt international Mohamed Salah that had circulated on social media was 'disgusting'.

Three Chelsea fans were stopped from entering Slavia Prague's stadium for Thursday's (April 11) Europa League game after an alleged racist chant.

Chelsea, who visit Premier League leaders Liverpool on Sunday (April 14), put a statement on their website condemning any form of discriminatory behaviour after a video showed supporters singing in an apparent derogatory reference to the Egyptian player.

Merseyside Police said they were investigating publication of offensive Tweets made in relation to a Liverpool player.

Ex-Chelsea forward Salah, Player of the Year in England last season and winner of the African Footballer of the Year award for the second time in a row in January, is of Muslim faith.

Salah's coach Klopp said anyone caught using racist language should be banned from football stadiums for life.

He also described the sport as a the 'best example' of how 'different races' can work 'together brilliantly'.

Focusing on Sunday's match, Klopp said his side do not need any reminders of a 2-0 defeat by Chelsea that effectively ended their Premier League title hopes in the 2013-14 campaign..

Former skipper Steven Gerrard famously slipped and lost possession five years ago, allowing Demba Ba to score as Chelsea dented Liverpool's title push with a famous victory at Anfield in a season when Manchester City ended up champions.

"Anybody who wants to talk to any of my players about what happened I don't know how many years ago, don't do it.

Forget it.

We want to write our own history." Leaders Liverpool have 82 points, two more than City in second, although Pep Guardiola's team have a game in hand.

Klopp said the team and fans had to believe if they are to end a 29-year drought for a league title.

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