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Rodgers to speak to Reds about racism

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he will specifically advise his players on handling racist abuse in the Petrovsky Stadium against Zenit St Petersburg, but expects the authorities to deal with any problems.

Zenit have a long history of racist incidents. They were fined in 2008 after fans threw bananas and made monkey chants during a game with Marseille and again in March 2011 - to the sum of £6,130 - when former Brazil international Roberto Carlos was offered a banana.

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