Jurgen Klopp does not believe Liverpool's defeat against Chelsea at Anfield in 2014 will play on the mind of his side as they face the Blues this weekend.

The Reds, who are two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, suffered a 2-0 to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea which helped hand City the 2014 title.

"I'm not sure that's in anyone's mind. You can tell all the fans out there to ignore it," Klopp said.

"It's all about the game on Sunday. Only the colours and the names are the same pretty much. Anyone who wants to talk to any of my players about what happened years ago - don't do it." 

Klopp is delighted with the recent form of summer signing Naby Keita.

"He's looked really good in training the last few weeks. He found his feet in the Southampton game," Klopp added.

"He showed a lot of the things we will see in the future much more often. A good moment, long may it continue."

Klopp also said Liverpool will not rush Joe Gomez's first-team return, in order to ensure the 21-year-old is fit for the run-in.

"With having Joe Gomez around is strange because you have to make sure he's 100% fit," Klopp said.

"Maybe he can get match practice in other games but we will need Joe in other games this season." 

"The stronger the reaction from all of us the more it will help to avoid things like this in the future"

Meanwhile, Klopp has called for anyone who is involved in "disgusting" racist abuse to be banned from from football for life.

Chelsea denied three individuals entry to Thursday night's Europa League win at Slavia Prague after they were identified as being involved in a social media video which included a racially abusive chant about Reds forward Mohamed Salah.

Klopp praised the move and stressed football had to act as one in tackling the problem.

"I think it's disgusting. We should not see it as a Chelsea thing or a Liverpool thing, it is another sign that something is going wrong," he said.

"It is still only a few people but the stronger the reaction from all of us the more it will help to avoid things like this in the future.

"These guys, not always, are football fans so if you do something like that you should not be allowed to enter a stadium again in your life.

"All parts of racism are that some people think they are more worthy or valuable than others and that's the biggest misunderstanding in the world out there.

"Football is the best example of how different people, different races can work together brilliantly.

"If you go in each dressing room in the world of football you find them all sitting next to each other, no-one cares who is coming from where and where your parents came from. It is never an issue.

"Because football is very public and we talk a lot about this so I think we pretty much have a strong voice and we have to use that strong voice and say altogether things like this are not allowed to happen again."

Meanwhile, Arsenal have condemned racist abuse directed at Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly during their Europa League win at the Emirates Stadium and have launched an investigation to identify the individual who, if identified, will receive a life ban.

"We utterly condemn use of this type of racist language and have launched an investigation to identify the culprit," Arsenal said in statement.

"We operate a zero tolerance approach and anyone behaving like this is not welcome at Arsenal and will be banned from matches."