Ticket hike: Liverpool fans plan walkout protest

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Reports from England say Liverpool supporters’ groups are planning a walkout protest during the Premier League match against Sunderland at Anfield on Saturday.

The Spion Kop 1906 group – backed by the Spirit of Shankly (SoS) – have suggested fans leave their seats in the 77th minute in protest at the £77 top-priced ticket in the new main stand according to the BBC Sports.

Liverpool have announced the increased price, up from £59, for next season. An SoS statement expressed its anger at “no explanation” from the owners.

“The outcome is extremely disappointing and a missed opportunity for Liverpool to lead in a fairer approach to ticket prices.

“We believe it is right and fair to lower ticket prices in order to sustain our support and subsequently the atmosphere inside Anfield.” The statement read

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre highlighted the freeze or decrease in 64% of season ticket prices and 45% of matchday tickets.