(Reuters) – Liverpool manager, Juergen Klopp, has criticised the club’s fans for the homophobic chants aimed at Norwich City’s Billy Gilmour last week, saying such songs are a “complete waste of time”, and that he does not want to listen to them again.
Some Liverpool fans were heard using homophobic language against the 20-year-old on-loan Chelsea midfielder, Gilmour, at Carrow Road on Saturday, with the abuse later being called out on Twitter by Kop Outs, Liverpool’s LGBT+ fans group.
In an interview with Kop Outs founder, Paul Amann, on Thursday, Klopp said he did not understand the idea behind such songs.
“Why you would sing a song that is against something in a football stadium. I never got that. I never liked it and I don’t like this. Especially in our case, we have probably the best songbook in the world,” said Klopp.
The German added:
“This is not our song anymore. I’m not sure if people listen to me but it would be nice. I don’t want to hear it anymore for so many reasons. Obviously we live in a time where we learn a lot in the moment.”
Liverpool, who beat Norwich 3-0, host Burnley on Saturday.