Scottish midfielder
Billy Gilmour was the target of homophobic chants from a section of the away
fans during Liverpool‘s 3-0 win at Norwich on Monday. Gilmour is on loan at
Norwich from Chelsea and the rivalry between the Blues and Liverpool is what
prompted their fans to target the 20-year-old.

Liverpool have condemned the “offensive and inappropriate” homophobic chants,
urging supporters to refrain from using it in the future. “The chant is
offensive and inappropriate – a message we have repeatedly communicated alongside
Kop Outs. We urge supporters to remember the intrinsic values of the club and
refrain from using it in the future.”

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Who is
Billy Gilmour?

Gilmour is a Scottish international footballer who plays for Norwich City, on
loan from Chelsea, in the Premier League. Born on June 11, 2001 in Irvine,
Ayrshire, Gilmour was part of the Sottish Football Association Performance
School programme before joining the Rangers academy.

He soon progressed
to the under-20 development team at the age of 15 in in December 2016 and was
invited to train with the first team. He was described by manager Pedro
Caixinha as a player with a “bright future”, who also held talks with his
family to convince him to stay with the club.

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However, in
May 2017, Gilmour switched to Chelsea, joining their under-18 squad. He signed
his first senior contract in July, 2018 and was included in the squad for the 2019
UEFA Super Cup final against Liverpool, for which he remained an unused substitute.

He made his
Premier League debut on August 31 against Sheffield United, coming on for Tammy
Abraham. He was added to the first-team squad on a permanent basis in February
2020. Gilmour’s best performance in a Chelsea shirt came in a 2-0 FA Cup win
over Liverpool, when he bossed a Liverpool midfield consisting of Fabinho, Curtis
Jones and Adam Lallana.

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Under manager
Thomas Tuchel, Gilmour has featured sporadically. He joined Norwich City on a season-long
loan in July, 2021.