Joint statement from Liverpool FC and Everton FC
Both Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs jointly condemn the defacing of buildings and murals ahead of the Merseyside derby.
Racist and offensive graffiti has been daubed across multiple sites in north Liverpool this morning around Anfield and Goodison.
Both clubs will work together with Merseyside Police and will support the investigation in finding those responsible. Hate has no place in football.
Together, Everton and Liverpool Football Clubs and their supporters will continue in representing our city in the fight against all forms of discrimination.