Liverpool slam own fans for singing 'Chelsea rent boy' despite Jurgen Klopp's plea to stop 'idiotic' homophobic chant

LIVERPOOL have once again slammed their fans for alleged homophobic chanting during the 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

The club issued a statement just two weeks after they criticised their travelling Reds fans for singing the same ‘Chelsea rent boy’ chants aimed at Norwich’s on-loan Blues midfielder Billy Gilmour.

Klopp slammed the fans and insisted he did not want to hear it any more but those calls were ignored by some fans at Anfield.

But in a statement after the home draw with Chelsea, Liverpool said: “Liverpool FC is disappointed by reports that a small section of our supporters were heard singing offensive songs during Saturday’s fixture with Chelsea at Anfield. 

“The club strongly condemns these actions and will be investigating all reported allegations of abusive and/or discriminatory behaviour with the relevant authorities to identify perpetrators.

“LFC is committed to tackling abusive and discriminatory behaviour, which has no place in football or society.

“As part of its Red Together campaign, which encompasses all the club’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion, LFC strives to be the forefront of the fight against all forms of discrimination both online and in-stadium to create an inclusive environment for all.

"The club would like to remind its fans of its code of conduct, which clearly outlines what it expects from all supporters visiting Anfield.”

After the 3-0 win at Norwich, Liverpool immediately branded the chant as 'offensive and inappropriate' – something they also did in April 2019 when it was heard widely at Anfield during Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea.

After the Norwich match, Klopp met Paul Amann, the founder of Liverpool LGBT+ fans groups Kop Outs. Klopp said: "Why you would sing a song that is against something in a football stadium? I never got that."

"We obviously live in a time where we learn a lot in the moment.

"I’m 54 now and when I was 20 we said so many things we didn’t think about.

"And meanwhile, thank God 34 years later we learned it's just not right to say."

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