Klopp: Liverpool will back Brewster in racism fight

Liverpool ace Rhian Brewster claimed he has been racially abused or witnessed abuse

GETTY Liverpool ace Rhian Brewster claimed he has been racially abused or witnessed abuse

Earlier this month, Liverpool told UEFA that they believed Brewster had been racially abused by Spartak Moscow player Leonid Mironov during a UEFA Youth League match.

"We are all really happy about him, it's not a celebration you want a 17-year-old boy to be in but if it is like this and he needs help, we will give it to him of course".

"After the game he tried to apologise but I wouldn't shake his hand".

Recalling the incident, Brewster told The Guardian: "I jumped to my feet and the ref came running over because obviously he realised something had been said".

According to Brewster, Wolves teenager Morgan Gibbs-White was abused by a Spanish player during the final in October. Then their player leaned over me, right down to my face and said: 'Suck my d***, you n*****, you n****'.

Speaking to The Guardian, Brewster said: "It's not really a punishment, is it?"

"We have raised with both UEFA and Federation Internationale de Football Association a need for discrimination to be covered as part of the pre-tournament player workshops, and also expressed our concern at difficulties encountered in trying to report incidents". It was a goal kick and I was getting into position.

Klopp said: "All the support he needs, he wants".

"'Morgan, ' I said, 'did you hear that?' He said: 'Yeah, yeah, I thought I was the only one"'.

Just recently, Raheem Sterling was racially abused prior to a Premier League match for Manchester City and Gardaí confirmed they are investigating racist abuse directed at Cyrus Christie. That is how it feels anyway, like it has been brushed under the carpet.

"I'm thinking to myself: 'Well, I'm standing behind a banner but does it really stop them from saying it?'"

I don't think Uefa take this thing seriously. "It is time for the relevant authorities to act on this unacceptable behaviour", the organisation said on its official Twitter feed.

Under UEFA's rules any player found guilty of making racial slurs can be suspended for a minimum of 10 matches.

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