Premier League leader Liverpool has been listed as the most expensive season ticket compared to local wages, according to a recent study.
The study commissioned by Live Football Tickets measured the average wage in cities and towns where Premier League football clubs are based and worked out how long an adult would then need to work to afford the cheapest season tickets on offer.
The report found that season passes for the Anfield club are £685, and the city has the lowest hourly wage for residents at £15.91 per hour. Therefore, to earn enough to pay for the cheapest season ticket, Liverpool fans on such a wage would need to work for 43 hours and three minutes to afford it.
Meanwhile, Chelsea was labelled as the cheapest due to having the highest average wage of residents per hour at £37.77 against its cheapest season ticket worth £750.
The cheapest adult season ticket on offer in the Premier League is for reigning champions Manchester City, at £325, which would take locals 20 hours and 58 minutes of work to afford.
Live Football Tickets stated: “Fans are curious and excited to see how their team will fare this in the second half of this season, perhaps none more so than local supporters, who proudly embody the spirit and culture of their football club.
“We calculated how long local residents in each of the 20 different towns and cities the Premier League clubs are located would have to work in order to afford the cheapest single-adult season ticket.
“It was based on the average hourly pay for the area using statistics from the Office of National Statistics.
“Overall, 11 out of 20 of the Premier League clubs required their local supporters to work more than 30 hours to buy the best priced 2019-2020 single-adult season ticket at their club.”