Liverpool to move ahead with price rise, agrees to pause membership increase for now

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English Premier League football club Liverpool will continue with plans to increase ticket prices by 2% ahead of next season, despite protests from fans. 

Ahead of Liverpool’s defeat by Atalanta in the UEFA Europa League at Anfield on Thursday last week, supporters refused to display traditional supportive flags in the Kop, instead opting for banners of protest. Fans had also planned to protest in the build-up to the Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace yesterday (Sunday).

On Saturday, Liverpool said that the increase would “not be reversed”, following a meeting between the club’s Supporters Board and Liverpool representatives.

However, the club has agreed to put a pause on a planned rise for membership prices.

In a joint statement, Liverpool and the Supporters Board said: “LFC confirmed that its decision on the 2% rise will not be reversed. LFC has agreed to review and improve its engagement approach in collaboration with the Supporters Board, as it was acknowledged by both parties that more meaningful engagement over ticket prices is required.

“Membership prices were on the agenda for discussion during the meeting. LFC had proposed a small rise for next season but both parties have agreed to pause on this until more meaningful engagement can take place between LFC and the Supporters Board.”

Today (April 15) marks the 35th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, where 97 Liverpool fans lost their lives during the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest.