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Ex-Liverpool striker 'devastated' after booking Belfast flight to buy Champions League final ticket only to be let down

Adam Morgan came up through Liverpool's youth system but was sold in 2014.
Adam Morgan came up through Liverpool's youth system but was sold in 2014.
Gareth Hanna

By Gareth Hanna

A former Liverpool forward says he is 'devastated' after booking a flight to Belfast to buy a Champions League final ticket only to be let down when at the airport.

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

After being told that the seller, who said he only wished to recoup the £200 he had paid for the ticket, was in Northern Ireland, Morgan soon booked flights to complete the deal.

Having also arranged transport to and accommodation in Madrid for this weekend's match, Morgan arrived at Manchester airport to board an early morning flight to Belfast International to pick up the ticket.

It was only when he was boarding the plane that Morgan says he got a text to say the seller could no longer meet.

"Flights an 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. Manchester airport terminal 3 lovely to visit this morning."

Former Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle, who was due to meet Morgan for breakfast on his short trip to Northern Ireland, has appealed for fans to helped out the 25-year-old, who he says 'once was one of Liverpool's bright young footballers'.

Since Morgan's tweets, the Twitter account of the seller has been deleted.

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

Morgan is a product of the Liverpool FC Academy and was touted as one of the best finishers seen for 'a long, long time' by club legend Robbie Fowler. 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.

Liverpool are aiming to win their sixth European title when they clash with their Premier League rivals at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 8pm).

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