Liverpool’s owners, FSG, are considering a review over the ticket price hikes being imposed on fans, following a mass walkout of Anfield by Liverpool supporters on Saturday.
Liverpool fans walked out of Saturday’s game in the 77th minute protest over last weeks announcement of a new ticket price structure, which will see the highest priced ticket rise from £59 to £77!
But following the protest, which saw a staggering 10,000 fans walk out of Anfield, Liverpool are considering reviewing the new prices according to a selection of today’s newspapers.
Fenway Sports Group (FSG) held emergency talks at boardroom level, immediately after the aftermath of the unprecedented mass walk out of the famous old ground on Saturday. It is believed that those conversations will continue this week and will establish if a restructuring of the proposed ticket strategy is feasible.
Liverpool supporters groups have been warned that walkouts will continue, as well as other forms of protest, including targeting club sponsors such as Subway, who have been targeted via social media.
Liverpool are one of the worlds largest football clubs, being one of the most broadcasted clubs in the world, and sight of the team playing in front of a semi empty Anfield for 13 minutes will be something the owners will not want to see.
FSG are believed to be shocked to have been accused of greed, after they funded a £120million expansion of Anfield using and interest free loan, and claim to have never taken a penny out of the club they purchased in 2010.
The protest by Liverpool fans could spark further protests at other clubs, with supporters feeling increasingly alienated by the rising ticket prices and the shifting of kick off times, all in the name of commercial revenues. Premier League clubs also rejected proposals last week to set the prices of tickets for away fans at just £20.