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

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The Belgian has always been a thorn in Liverpool's side, with six goals and eight assists in his 17 appearances against Sunday's opponents, including four goals at Anfield while with Chelsea.

"It's disgusting", the German said. "Another example of something which absolutely should not happen".

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

Liverpool said the video showed "vile discriminatory chants" and was "dangerous and disturbing", while Chelsea issued a statement pledging to use all available punishments against those involved. "We should not see it as a Chelsea or Liverpool thing", Klopp told reporters on Friday.

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".

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

Three supporters were turned away from Chelsea's Europa League quarter-final tie with Slavia Prague on Thursday after being captured on camera singing a racially abusive song directed at Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mo Salah. "Nobody cares where you are from or who your parents were or whatever".

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".

The Reds may be marching towards the title, but Chelsea have top four goals of their own and are determined to win the game.

I don't say it's easy, I really don't, because when he has the ball it's already pretty much late.

In December, four Chelsea supporters were suspended by the club for abusing Raheem Sterling during Manchester City's 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool face the London club at Anfield on Sunday in a key game in their chase for the title, but the club are marking the 30th anniversary of the disaster, which falls on Monday, with a minute's silence before kick-off, and fans in both the Kop and the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stands will reveal special "96" and "30 years" mosaics in honour of the victims.

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