Liverpool FC fans have decided to express their gratitude towards the owners after the club backtracked on its decision to raise the ticket-prices following a mass walkout against Sunderland at Anfield.
The Fenway Sports Group (FSG), owners of Liverpool FC, had infamously increased the prices of the match day tickets at Anfield to £77 for the 2016/17 season. However, the supporters of the club were not too happy with this decision, as they showed by staging a mass walkout during Liverpool’s home game against Sunderland on Saturday. Liverpool then proceeded to throw away a two-goal lead in the last few minutes of the game to settle for a 2-2 draw.
However, the owners have since then issued a public apology on Liverpool’s official website, and have also put a cap on the ticket prices for the next two seasons.
Now it seems that a number of Liverpool fans are planning to applaud the owners of the club for heeding to their fan’s demands the next time the Reds play at Anfield, which is a Europa League match against FC Augsburg on Thursday, 25 February.
A Liverpool fan tweeted that the fans could all clap on the 77th minute during their next home game in order to show their appreciation for the Liverpool owners.
Maybe a round of applause on 77 minutes at the next home game? Respect goes both ways.
— John McMahon (@JohnMichaelMc) February 10, 2016
Reds need full support of the fans
Liverpool FC boss Jurgen Klopp has reiterated time and again over the course of the season that it is important for the supporters to back their team to the hilt in order to churn out better performances. Klopp even tried (unsuccessfully) to do a Bundesliga style appreciation of the fans.
However, the Anfield walkout stands for everything against what Klopp has been saying about the role of the fans in backing the club. Thus, it is imperative for clubs like Liverpool to take care of the interests of their fans, so that the famous Kop can once again act as the 12th man and aid the Reds to more victories.