Liverpool owners scrap controversial ticket raise

Liverpool’s owner, Fenway Sports Group, has performed a major U-turn over its planned ticket price rises and issued a public apology to supporters who walked out of Saturday’s game against Sunderland.

The old tickets in the Main Stand were sold for £59, but in the newly-reconstructed Main Stand the tickets rose to £77, a rise of 30 percent.

But according to the BBC, the Liverpool owners have now scrapped their new ticket prices and apologised for the distress caused by last week’s announcement.

Principal owner and John W. Henry and chairman Tom Werner said in a statement: “Message received.”

Liverpool’s matchday ticket will stay at £59, while the highest season-ticket price is also frozen.

An estimated 10,000 Reds’ fans left Anfield before the end of their game on Saturday (in the 77th minute), with Liverpool 2-0 up thanks to goals from Roberto Firminio and Adam Lallana.

Ironically, without their fans Liverpool gave away their 2-0 lead against Sunderland, with Adam Johnson’s and Jermaine Defoe’s goals coming in the 82th and 89th minutes, when most fans had already left.

Proving once and for all that Liverpool can’t walk alone, as Anfield is known for its fan chant of ‘You’ll never walk alone.’

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