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Liverpool fans furious with the club's policy regarding players signing autographs

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Meeting your hero can be extremely difficult if your hero is a Premier League footballer.

You might be lucky enough to get tickets to a Premier League fixture to watch your hero but chances of meeting them in person are nigh on impossible.

They’re ushered from their team coach into the stadium before matches and after the match, usually remain within the stadium until everyone has gone home before, once again, being ushered back onto the team coach.

But some dedicated fans wait by the coach in the hope to grab an autograph or a selfie with their favourite players.

Some supporters may wait hours for just a little autograph and players are usually more than willing to take two seconds out of their day to scribble on a piece of paper.

However, it seems Liverpool fans are no longer able to get the signature of their heroes.

Why? Because the club have banned their players from stopping to sign autographs.

A video has gone viral on Twitter of Liverpool players getting onto their team coach and clearly ignoring the young players asking for an autograph.

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Only Daniel Sturridge and James Milner took the time to sign an autograph while all the other players - and Jurgen Klopp - just looked rather awkward.

It’s not known when this footage was filmed but it was uploaded onto Twitter today - Monday 17th July - and states that it was filmed in Liverpool.

Watch: Liverpool players ignore the fans

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But it’s not the players that are getting the blame for this behaviour.

Liverpool fans on Twitter are furious with the club as they believe they’ve informed the players not to stop and sign autographs for the fans.

Liverpool fans react

Check out the reaction:

Liverpool players banned from signing autographs

In January, the Liverpool Echo reported that players had been asked not to sign autographs or pose for pictures as they enter and leave the club’s Melwood training ground.

But the club have decided that the amount of people stopping on a narrow residential road has become a problem and is causing blockages and traffic.

They wrote: “The ECHO understands that Liverpool view the health and safety of supporters as the key consideration in the matter, with the crowds gathering for autographs now causing a danger to motorists and other pedestrians on Deysbook Lane as they try to make their way past.”

But this approach clearly hasn’t gone down well with Liverpool fans.

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