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Devastated: Adam Morgan
Devastated: Adam Morgan
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

A former Liverpool forward was left "devastated" after booking a flight to Belfast to buy a Champions League final ticket only to be let down.

Adam Morgan, who played for Sligo Rovers last year, claimed on Twitter he was offered a ticket for Saturday's European decider between the Reds and Tottenham Hotspur.

After being told the seller, who wanted £200 for the ticket, was in Northern Ireland, Mr Morgan booked a flight to Belfast.

The ex-Liverpool footballer, who also arranged transport to and accommodation in Spain, travelled to Manchester Airport to board a flight to Belfast International to pick up the ticket.

As he was boarding the plane, he received a text from the seller saying he could no longer meet.

"Flights and hotel booked for Madrid, thought I had a ticket sorted, devastated," he tweeted.

"It's not even losing the money on the flight, it's the fact people do this - just got to laugh."

Ex-Sligo Rovers and Cliftonville boss Gerard Lyttle, who was due to meet Morgan for breakfast in Belfast, appealed for fans to help out the 25-year-old, who he said "once was one of Liverpool's bright young footballers".

The Twitter account of the seller has since been deleted.

Another Twitter user claimed the same account had previously offered tickets to Liverpool matches before backing out once a buyer was willing to meet.

Morgan, a product of the Liverpool FC Academy, was described by club legend Robbie Fowler as one of the best finishers he had seen "for a long time".

He scored his first senior goal under Brendan Rodgers in a pre-season game against Toronto in 2012, but was sold to Yeovil Town in 2014.

He currently plays for Curzon Ashton in England's National League North, following his stint with Sligo.

Liverpool will be aiming to win their sixth European title when they take on their Premier League rivals at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday at 8pm.

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