Leicester say they are “appalled” by online racist abuse directed at their midfielder Hamza Choudhury and have reported it to the police.

The Loughborough-born midfielder, who is of mixed Bangladeshi and Caribbean descent, was racially abused on social media following who last month signed a new four-year deal at Leicester, appeared as an 86th-minute substitute for James Maddison at Anfield on Saturday.

The England U21 international was in the thick of the action straight away, picking up a yellow card for a challenge on Mohamed Salah three minutes after coming on.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was dismayed by the tackle on Salah, telling Sky Sports after the game he “cannot get over the Choudhury yellow card” and urged the player to calm down.

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said Choudhury needs to calm down after his late challenge on Mohamed Salah

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said Choudhury needs to calm down after his late challenge on Mohamed Salah

Choudhury drew criticism from Newcastle boss Steve Bruce in August after a tackle on Matt Ritchie left the midfielder with ankle ligament damage.