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Liverpool fans are seeing red over new Anfield ticket prices

Published 08/02/2016

The Kop end after fans walk out on 77 minutes in protest over ticket prices
The Kop end after fans walk out on 77 minutes in protest over ticket prices

A Liverpool fans' group has warned of further demonstrations in the matches against Manchester City and Chelsea following Saturday's mass Anfield walkout over ticket prices, saying the walk-out against Sunderland was just "the start".

Several thousand fans left their seats in the 77th minute of Liverpool's Premier League clash against Sunderland in protest against the club's new pricing structure, which includes a £77 matchday ticket.

Liverpool were leading 2-0 ahead of the walk-out before late goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe secured a draw for the Black Cats.

Reds midfielder Jordan Henderson told the BBC's Match of the Day programme that he and his team-mates could not use the protest as an excuse for letting the lead slip, and a spokesperson for Spirit of Shankly - the fans' group which helped to co-ordinate the demonstration - has no regret over its actions and vowed to stage further protests.

"We are happy with yesterday's demonstration and we are pleased with the number of supporters who took part," Jay McKenna said.

"The moment which preceded the walk-out also showed the strength of feeling, with the very loud, audible chants aimed at the directors' box.

"But the protest was aimed just as much at the owners because the decision of the prices is one made by Fenway Sports Group and the club ownership.

"It is a good indication that supporters are very angry at prices and this will just be the start of taking more action."

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