Liverpool have condemned any homophobic chants directed towards Billy Gilmour during their 3-0 victory at Carrow road. Gilmour is on loan from Chelsea was verbally targeted by a section of the away fans. Diogo Jota, Roberto Firmino, and Mohammad Salah all were on the scoresheet as Liverpool cantered to a 3-0 victory against newly-promoted Norwich City.
“The chant is offensive and inappropriate – a message we have repeatedly communicated alongside Kop Outs.” the official Liverpool website tweeted after homophobic chants against Billy Gilmour. “We urge supporters to remember the inclusive values of the club and to refrain from using it in the future.”
“Great result today marred by homophobic chanting by some of our fans targeting Chelsea loanee Billy Gilmour.” Kop Outs, a Liverpool LGBT+ action group tweeted after the game. “If you can’t support without resorting to bigoted nonsense, you don’t understand YNWA.”
Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk made his return from a long-term injury that kept him out of action for almost the entirety of last season. His addition reaped immediate rewards as the Reds helped themselves to a clean sheet.
“Each game helps and it was really good to see Virgil again on the pitch, especially on defensive set-pieces,” Klopp said. “After that long time being out and the pre-season he had, being back on the pitch feels different, you could see all his class. It was hard for him to go for 90 minutes. we’ll see if he has enough time to recover.”
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