Liverpool release statement over ‘vile chants’ heard in Man City end at Anfield

Liverpool have taken to social media, to unveil a strongly-worded statement regarding the behaviour of some sections of the away crowd at Anfield on Sunday evening.

Jurgen Klopp’s troops, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

In the knowledge that nothing but a three-point haul would suffice, the Reds welcomed champions Manchester City to Merseyside, for a highly-anticipated Premier League showdown.

And, when all was said and done, emerge on the right side of the scoreline is precisely what Liverpool went on to do.

This came owing to a solitary strike on the part of Mohamed Salah, who did superbly to roll Joao Cancelo before slotting beyond Ederson in confident fashion fifteen minutes from time:

As alluded to above, though, amid an otherwise pulsating 90 minutes at Anfield on Sunday, ongoings in the stands have since taken their place front and centre in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

This comes amid the understanding that sections of the travelling Manchester City support directed ‘vile chants’ at their Liverpool counterparts, relating to ‘football stadium tragedies’ of years gone by.

Areas of the stand were also tagged with graffiti ‘of a similar nature’, forcing Liverpool, moments ago, to unveil the following statement:

‘We are deeply disappointed to hear vile chants relating to football stadium tragedies from the away section during today’s game at Anfield. The concourse in the away section was also vandalised with graffiti of a similar nature.

‘We know the impact such behaviour has on the families, survivors and all those associated with such disasters.

‘We are working with the relevant authorities and we will also work with Manchester City in order to do our utmost to ensure these chants are eradicated from football altogether.’

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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