Liverpool FC fans hoping to obtain tickets allocated for local fans will now be forced to show ID that proves their address.

The Premier League club last season launched a local general sale that made 10,000 tickets priced at £9 ($11.8/€10) each available for those with a Liverpool postal address.

However, following a review, the club said it has become aware “that a large number of the £9 tickets were sold to non-local supporters, which breaches the ticket sales policy”.

For 2017-18, Liverpool fans applying for the ‘L’ postcode tickets can still do so online, however they must be picked up in person at Anfield. Fans registered at an ‘L’ postcode address on the club database can reserve up to four seats, but all those receiving the tickets must also be eligible and registered on the system.

The club said photographic ID and proof of ‘L’ postcode residential address will be required on collection. Fans must bring either a passport or driving licence as well as an original document that proves their address, such as a utility bill. They must also provide the credit or debit card used to purchase the tickets.

The club said the changes were made “to support our ongoing commitment to ensure that match tickets are being used correctly and provide the opportunity for more local fans to experience Anfield on a matchday”.

The club said tickets can be collected up to three days before the game. It added that refunds will not be provided for any uncollected tickets and the supporter account will be suspended.

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