Liverpool fans protest against ticket price increases

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Liverpool fans replaced supportive signs during last night’s Europa League quarter-final match with Atalanta with ones of protest against the club’s plans to increase ticket prices for next season.

Liverpool supporters’ groups came together to agree to the protest, which is set to continue into the weekend and include the Premier League fixture against Crystal Place on Sunday (April 14).

Jurgen Klopp’s side lost the match 3-0 to Italian Serie A team Atalanta, with fan banners reading “No to ticket price increases” and “FSG GR££D” referring to owner Fenway Sports Group.

It is the second season in a row that Liverpool has increased prices and it is one of numerous English sides to do so recently. The 4% rise over two years is less than Arsenal’s at 12% and Manchester United at 10% but the plans have been met with criticism from fans.

“There’s been no meaningful consultation with supporters over this & it was totally opposed by [Spirit of Shankly] & the majority on the Supporters Board Spion Kop 1906,” read a Spirit of Shankly post on social media.

“It doesn’t reflect the discussions we had when they informed us of their plans. We are incredibly disappointed with LFC.”

Spion Kop 1906 weighed in, writing: “There is still a chance for the Club to hold some positive dialogue with the Supporters Board in time for Saturday’s meeting.

“Until then the supporters have one message: NO TO TICKET PRICE INCREASES.”

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