Liverpool condemn racial abuse targeted at three stars

The Reds defeat in the Champions League on Tuesday night led to racial abuse against three players.

Liverpool condemn racial abuse targeted at three stars
Liverpool squad against Real Madrid

Liverpool have condemned the racial abuse targeted on three players after their 3-1 loss against Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League at the Estadio Di Alfredo on Tuesday night.

 Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita received disgusting racist abuse and Sky Sports, Alexander-Arnold and Keita both had posts on Instagram responded to with monkey emojis, whilst the Empire of the Kop reported that Mane had also been targeted.

The News outlet revealed that Facebook, who own Instagram, will be investigating the issue, something they've had to do quite a lot recently.

Liverpool on Wednesday morning have issued a statement regarding the racist abuse on social media platforms towards players labelling it as “utterly unacceptable” and have called on the need to put an end to such a disorder.

“LFC condemns all forms of discrimination and we continue to work with our inclusion partners through our Red Together initiative to campaign against it.

“As a club, we will offer our players any and all support that they may require. We will also work with the relevant authorities to identify and, if possible, prosecute those responsible.

“We know that this will not be enough until the strongest possible preventative measures are taken by social media platforms and the regulatory bodies which govern them.

“The current situation cannot be allowed to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure that it does not.”

Liverpool will welcome Real Madrid to Anfield and will have to score two unanswered goals to secure qualification in the next round of the Champions League.