Following reports of offensive homophobic chanting by fans at Anfield, Liverpool FC has issued the following statement.
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.
Incidents of abuse or discrimination, either online or in person, can be reported to the club at www.liverpoolfc.com/reportabuse.
Reports can also be made via @MerPolCC, by calling 101 or via the Merseyside Police website.