English Premier League leaders Liverpool have challenged Chelsea over their allocation for next month’s FA Cup fifth round match at Stamford Bridge.

Liverpool will travel to London to face the Blues on Tuesday, March 3, with the game being shown live on television.

The Anfield club has released a statement for fans over the details of the ticketing allocation of 5,466 stand tickets, with Liverpool making it clear that they have asked Chelsea why there were not more tickets given.

The allocation is just 13 per cent of the 41,000-capacity Stamford Bridge. Reds fans will be keen to see their team as often as possible as they pursue a potential treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

Liverpool said in the statement: “The club has received a total allocation of 5,466 stand tickets from Chelsea Football Club for this all-ticket fixture.

“On receipt of the allocation, LFC challenged CFC on why the number is less than the standard 15 per cent FA Cup allocation.

“The club have been informed that the decision to have a reduced allocation is made by Chelsea’s Safety Advisory Group and is based on a number of factors.

“Chelsea said that the decision is final and will not change. Supporters not in possession of a ticket are urged not to travel.”

Adult tickets are available for £30, with concessions at £15.

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