Jurgen Klopp wants quick resolution to Liverpool's ticket price scandal

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Poor Jurgen Klopp.

Not only did the German manager have to undergo emergency surgery on his troublesome appendix at the weekend, but he returned to his office 48 hours later to find a pile of problems waiting for him.

Klopp reportedly discharged himself from hospital on Monday morning to take training ahead of Tuesday's FA Cup fourth-round replay against West Ham.

He had awoken from his surgery on Saturday to find his team had thrown away a 2-0 lead to relegation favourites Sunderland in the final seven minutes. To add to his woes, he also discovered that almost 10,000 disillusioned Liverpool fans had walked out of Anfield in the 77th minute.

They were protesting the announcement of significant ticket price rises for next season and made their feelings perfectly clear. They are now planning further walkouts unless the disagreement is resolved.

Quick resolution

Klopp, of course, has no say over what Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, charge for matchdays, but says the situation needs resolving sooner rather than later.

"It is not what we want," Klopp told reporters.

"I heard about it [the walkout]. Now I know it's my problem too but I have to collect more information.

"We need to find a solution. We don't want that people leave the stadium before the game is finished."


Klopp comes from a league where clubs have agreed to prioritise fans over bank balances. The Bundesliga is renowned for its cheap ticket prices and Borussia Dortmund's in particular.

To sum it up, Dortmund fans are organising protests over ticket prices themselves after being left angry at the £15 they're being charged for an upcoming cup tie against Stuttgart. Yes, that's £15.

Count yourselves lucky, Dortmund fans.

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