News ID: 136502
Published: 0726 GMT February 09, 2016

Klopp says ticket row ‘not what we want’

Klopp says ticket row ‘not what we want’

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is in everyone’s best interest to find a solution to the row over Anfield ticket prices.

Several thousand fans walked out on Saturday before Liverpool threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Sunderland.

A supporters’ group had urged fans to leave their seats in the 77th minute in protest at the £77 top-priced ticket in the new main stand next season, BBC reported.

“It’s not what we want,” said Klopp, who missed the game with appendicitis.

“What I know is everyone in the club has a big interest in finding a solution.

“We don’t want people to leave the stadium before the game is finished.”

The club has since cancelled a live question and answer session about the controversial 2016-17 pricing structure.

“LFC thanks fans for submitting questions for Q&A. However, due to ongoing ticketing discussions, this will no longer take place,” said a statement on the club’s Twitter account.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher was one of those to join in with the protest on Saturday.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, he insisted “£77 is too much to watch a game anywhere” but said that price is “particularly over the top in Liverpool”.

Carragher added that the walkout was staged with supporters of all clubs in mind.

He added, “That’s what people need to understand about the walkout at Anfield.

“It wasn’t just Liverpool fans sticking up for themselves, it was Liverpool fans saying ‘enough is enough' for every supporter across the land.”

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