LIVERPOOL – Liverpool footballer coach Jürgen Klopp urged his club fans to stop singing a song with homophobic lyrics. The German coach criticized Liverpool supporters who insulted midfielder Billy Gilmour in the match against Norwich on Saturday, who is visiting Chelsea from the Premier League rookie team.
“I never understood why something should be sung against something in the stadium. I never liked it and I don’t like it even now. Especially here, who have probably the best choir in the world,” said Klopp in an interview with the founder of the Liverpool fan group Kops Out, which stands in defense of the LGBT community.
Jürgen Klopp with @LFC_LGBT this week to discuss the incident of homophobic chanting at Norwich City.
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Fans in the song used the derisive term “rent boy”, which refers to a prostitute. “This isn’t our song anymore, I don’t want to hear it anymore. I’m not sure if people will listen to me, but it would be nice. From the player’s or coach’s point of view, these songs don’t help, it’s just a waste of time.” said Klopp, who led Liverpool to a Champions League triumph in 2019 and a Premier League victory a year later.