Football

Liverpool fans protest.

Jamie Carragher pictured outside Anfield after Liverpool fan walkout

Published Add your comment

Football News
24/7

It seems as though Liverpool fans' 77th minute walk out during the game against Sunderland yesterday had some big-name backing.

Thousands of fans at the match yesterday left the game with 13 minutes remaining, in protest against the club's plans to increase ticket prices for next season.

Reds supporters are livid after it emerged tickets for home matches next season are set to be as expensive as £77 - and they staged their walkout in the minute to match.

Article continues below

They hoped it would cause a stir amongst the media and Liverpool's owners - and it seems it caught the attention of a club legend too.

Jamie Carragher was spotted outside Anfield after the walk out, and was pictured with a fan on Twitter.

Article continues below

Announcing the plans to walk out earlier this week, one fan wrote: "77 - a number associated with @LFC. From Rome '77 to £77 a ticket. Let's give the number 77 a meaning on Saturday. #walkouton77

“If the club want to charge up to £77 a ticket, make your feelings known and walk out on 77 minutes."

Fans also held signs protesting against the price rise and criticised Fenway Sports Group - the club's owners.

Liverpool were beating Sunderland 2-0 at the time of the walk out, but late goals from Adam Johnson and Jermain Defoe meant the Reds walked away with just a point.

Jurgen Klopp wasn't at the game because he had surgery to remove his appendix having been admitted to hospital.

The Reds are now 10 points off the top four having played a game more than fourth placed Arsenal, who take on Bournemouth this afternoon.

Is £77 too much to charge Liverpool fans for a ticket?

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Premier League
Liverpool
Football
Jamie Carragher
Steven Gerrard

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again