Published: Sat, April 13, 2019
Sports | By Johanna Francis

Essential stats ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea at Anfield

Essential stats ahead of Liverpool vs Chelsea at Anfield

Chelsea and Liverpool both released strong statements condemning the video containing a racist chant that was uploaded to social media by Chelsea fans on their way to the clash with Slavia Prague. To beat that team, they were getting very good results, to beat them 2-0 was a very important win for the club, for the fans.

Three of the six identified in the video were spotted inside the ground and removed before kick-off.

However, Liverpool would still have chance to overtake the Premier League champions when they face Chelsea at Anfield tomorrow.

Liverpool also released a statement, which said: "The video circulating online, showing vile discriminatory chants being aimed at one of our players, is risky and disturbing".

Klopp said that the latest incident of racism in football was a "sign something is going from outside", that it should not be looked at as a "Chelsea thing" and that the football community must kick people with these views into touch.

Simon Mignolet insists Liverpool's multi-faceted threat this season mean comparisons with the 2014 title stumble at home to Chelsea are pointless.

Meanwhile, Liverpool have reacted to the discriminatory chants as they described it as disturbing, noting that the club will work with the Merseyside police to ascertain the fact about the footage.

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A video purporting to show an Arsenal supporter aiming racially abusive language towards Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly circulated on social media on Thursday evening.

But Chelsea head into the game on a four-game winning streak, and speaking at Melwood on Friday, Klopp praised their form and stressed the need for "positive vibes" at Anfield.

Klopp's side are still on top of the table and just a point ahead of closest rivals Manchester City but have played a game more. Only the colours and the names are the same pretty much.

The three fans were refused entry to Thursday's game in Prague.

"I don't want to talk about this because I didn't see the video, so I don't want to talk about something I don't know about the case".

Chelsea under Maurizio Sarri are not the ruthless Blues under Jose Mourinho but still they hold an upper hand in this rivalry, at least in the recent years.

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