Three turned away from Chelsea game after racist Salah song

Jürgen Klopp has said Chelsea fans who racially abused Mohamed Salah should be banned from football for life and are symptomatic of a wider problem that demands a stronger reaction from the game's authorities.

Salah, who played 19 games for Chelsea between 2014 and 2016, is a devout Muslim and has previously attracted abusive chants from fans based on his religious beliefs.

Jurgen Klopp's side are sitting at the top of the Premier League table and two points ahead of Manchester City, although they've played one game more.

Liverpool host Chelsea at Anfield tomorrow and the stakes could not be higher as the Reds go into the final games of the Premier League. "It is a completely different story", Klopp said. The two clubs are working together to address this issue. I can tell all the fans to ignore it - it's nothing to do with us.

Former Arsenal midfielder Merson is backing Liverpool FC to ease to a 2-1 victory over Chelsea FC in their crucial Premier League fixture on Sunday afternoon. "In a one-on-one situation you can't defend him". Whatever you did in the past is nice because we have had very good results at Anfield, but we have to prove ourselves again on Sunday.

"The best way to try to make sure that he can not shine is to avoid passes to him, react a little bit better than other teams did".

"I played against him personally a few times and it has always been a tough position because he is very good and very strong, but I've scored a few goals playing against his teams", he said, per

"They beat Man City at home, they've got the players that can turn it on on a big day". But we try to use the fan power and give them a boost by things we do on the pitch.

The odds are most certainly stacked in favour of Liverpool but history is proof that Chelsea have managed to spoil the Liverpool party once before back in 2014.

France global and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud has backed Egyptian worldwide and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah after a group of Blues fans linked him up with a bomber in a social media post. Of course, one day we will win the Champions League ...

  • Steve Townsend