Jürgen Klopp condemns ‘disgusting’ Mohamed Salah chants by Chelsea fans

Jürgen Klopp condemns ‘disgusting’ Mohamed Salah chants by Chelsea fans

Jürgen Klopp condemns ‘disgusting’ Mohamed Salah chants by Chelsea fans

France worldwide and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has backed Egyptian global and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah after a group of Blues fans linked him up with a bomber in a social media post.

He added: "If you do something like that you should not be able to enter a stadium again, from my point of view, for life".

Chelsea's France striker Giroud said: "This is a chance for our club to be dignified".

"Go into any dressing room in the world and you see players sitting next to each other, and nobody cares where you come from or who your parents are".

Egypt forward Salah, who made 13 appearances for Chelsea before leaving for Roma in 2016, is a Muslim and has previously faced abuse about his religion.

Liverpool also released a statement, thanking Chelsea for their urgent action on the matter and confirming that they are working with Merseyside Police "to ascertain the facts around this footage with the aim of identifying individuals featuring in it".

Liverpool have also hit out at "dangerous and disturbing" behaviour and the "vile discriminatory chants being aimed at one of our players".

Those involved in the clip will face bans if they are found to be season ticket holders or club members, the BBC reported.

Three Chelsea fans were on Thursday night denied entry into Slavia Prague's stadium for their Europa League quarter-final tie.

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.

Liverpool played the whole of March without losing a match, recording three wins and a draw to stay in contention for the Reds to lift the league title again after 29 years of wait.

A win for Liverpool will have them well placed in the battle for the Premier League title against Man City.

Talking to Sky Sports, Merson said: "I'm not sure if Eden Hazard's going to play as the Europa League is a massive competition for Chelsea".

"If the fans talk about it, I can tell them all to ignore it".

"It's all about the game on Sunday".

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