Liverpool pair Trent Alexander-Arnold and Naby Keita have received racist abuse on social media following their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.
Both players received replies featuring monkey emojis to Instagram posts after their disappointing performances againstReal Madrid
have called for “the strongest possible preventative measures” to be taken over racist abuse on social media.
In a statement posted on theirofficial website
, the Reds wrote
: "Once again we are sadly discussing abhorrent racial abuse the morning after a football game. It is utterly unacceptable and it has to stop.
"LFC condemns all forms of discrimination and we continue to work with our inclusion partners through our Red Together initiative to campaign against it.
"As a club, we will offer our players any and all support that they may require. We will also work with the relevant authorities to identify and, if possible, prosecute those responsible.
"We know that this will not be enough until the strongest possible preventative measures are taken by social media platforms and the regulatory bodies which govern them.
"The current situation cannot be allowed to continue and it is incumbent on all of us to ensure that it does not."