Liverpool will make an official complaint to UEFA after striker Rhian Brewster says he was racially abused by a Spartak Moscow player during the UEFA Youth League game which took place earlier today.
As reported by James Pearce of the Echo, the striker told referee Mohammed Al-Hakim what he was called by a Spartak defender as the game drew to a close.
After the final whistle, the youngster had to be restrained by teammates of members of Liverpool’s staff as he tried to confront the player.
It’s the second time this season that a Liverpool U19 player has suffered racist abuse during a game with Spartak as at the away tie earlier this season, Bobby Adekanye was abused by fans of the Russian side.
UEFA did charge Moscow but the punishment was just that they could have 500 fewer fans at their next UEFA Youth League.
Speaking after the game, Liverpool U19 manager Steven Gerrard refused to be drawn too much on the incident.
It’s difficult for me to comment on it right now. It’s something that the club will look into and deal with.