Liverpool may face fan outrage over their stated plans for Anfield
The Reds have had a rough season both on and off the field. Jurgen Klopp’s side is preparing to face Real Madrid in the Champions League last-16 at the Santiago Bernabéu, seeking to overturn a 5-2 deficit.
Liverpool’s Premier League campaign has been uneven, and their Champions League ambitions are dangling by a thread.
The club is now sixth in the table, six points below the top four, but with a game in hand on fourth-placed Tottenham, and they are out of both domestic cup tournaments.
Off the field, Liverpool’s owners, Fenway Sports Group, have been in turmoil, with the club seeking minority investment.
Meanwhile, the club’s sporting director, Julian Ward, is leaving at the end of the season, with no replacement yet announced.
Backlash at Anfield
According to a new Football Insider report, Liverpool will fall short of general admission tickets predictions for the extended Anfield Road end.
According to the magazine, the Reds will allocate more tickets to hospitality seating than was originally proposed for the reconstructed stand.
Yet, plans released on the club’s official website before construction suggested that the 7000 more seats would be made up of “approximately 5,200 general admission seats and around 1,800 seats with sports bar lounge/hospitality amenities”.
Nevertheless, the exact amount is expected to include fewer general admission seats, with hospitality spaces accounting for a larger proportion of tickets.
While the actual numbers are still subject to license approval, Football Insider sources suggest that the Reds are aiming for roughly 4,700 general admission seats by December, with around 2,000 earmarked for hospitality.
Such news is certain to enrage fans, as there will apparently be fewer affordable seats than anticipated, at a time when the club is raising ticket prices for the first time in nine years.