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Liverpool fan protests ticket price rises..

Liverpool fans make good on promise to walk out of Anfield

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It had been an eventful Saturday for the Liverpool faithful. They woke up to the news that their manager, Jurgen Klopp, would be unable to take charge of their game against Sunderland and, once the match kicked off, the drama continued.

Their injury crisis continued unabated in the first-half with Dejan Lovren and Joe Allen both forced off through injury. It was 0-0 at half-time and relegation favourites Sunderland were dreaming of a vital point at Anfield.

However, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana gave Liverpool a firm lead in the game with two second-half goals. Times were good on Merseyside once again, then the 77th minute hit.

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Countless banners appearing on the Kop reminded the powers that be at Anfield that despite everything, they had not forgotten their planned protest on the recent announcement of ticket price rises for next season.

Symbolic to the most expensive of the new tickets (£77), fans staged a mass walkout on the 77th minute and gladly head for the exits. Indeed, the fact that their team had seemingly sealed all three points probably made it easier to leave.

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The Walkout

Backfired

However, the walkout completely backfired as Sunderland jumped on the animosity around the ground to peg Liverpool back to 2-2. Goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe means thousands of fans will get quite the shock when they watch Match of the Day tonight.

Anyway, we respect the efforts from Liverpool fans to stick it to the man. Their intentions were grand. Take a look at some of the best tweets below: 

Sorry, boys. You tried

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