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Liverpool make complaint over “racist” abuse of Rhian Brewster

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Rhian Brewster of Liverpool controls the ball during the International Friendly match between Sydney FC and Liverpool FC at ANZ Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

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Liverpool have made a formal complaint to UEFA regarding alleged racist abuse towards 17-year-old striker Rhian Brewster.

The England U-17 star, who won the Golden Boot at the recent U-17 World Cup as the young Three Lions were crowned world champs, reacted angrily at the end of Liverpool’ 2-0 win in the UEFA Youth Champions League game against Spartak Moscow on Wednesday.

Brewster’s U-19 Liverpool teammates and staff, including manager Steven Gerrard, had to restrain the striker who was visibly upset about the actions of one of Spartak’s defenders.

Gerrard had the following to say to media outlets after the game.

“It’s difficult for me to comment on it right now. It’s something that the club will look into and deal with.”

This is not the first act of racist abuse against a Liverpool youth team player this season when playing against Spartak.

Back in September, fans of the Russian club were found guilty of racist chants and gestures against Liverpool’s Bobby Adekanye when the U-19 sides played in Moscow.

Spartak were given a partial stadium ban for one UEFA Youth League game by UEFA.

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