Anfield ticket protest provoked collapse and spooky set of numbers to haunt Liverpool

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Before Saturday's match against Sunderland, Liverpool supporters' groups had made an appeal for fans to walk out after 77 minutes, in protest at what they believe is an unfair pricing policy by Liverpool’s owners, FSG, which will mean that next season, some category A tickets will increase in price to £77.

Given the collapse of their team, who went from 2-0 ahead to drawing 2-2 at the final whistle, those fans who walked out might wish to reflect on the fact that whilst they walked out after 77 minutes, they were also walking out 13 minutes before the end.

Unlucky for some, maybe?


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Up to that point in the match, Liverpool had looked comfortably in control, after goals by Roberto Firmino and then Adam Lallana had seen them overcome stubborn resistance by Sunderland.

But then, just 13 minutes before the end, everything changed and two Sunderland goals, just seven minutes apart, after 82 and 89 minutes, gave the visitors an unlikely, but welcome point as they continue to battle against the prospect of relegation.

Any superstitious Liverpool fans might now be reflecting on the spooky, supernatural numbers coming out of this game and having second thoughts about that walk-out, especially when you take into account the fact that the difference in the shirt numbers of Sunderland’s scorers, Jermain Defoe (18) and Adam Johnson (11) is also 7.

Two goals, seven minutes apart and two goalscorers whose shirt numbers are seven apart; a seven and another seven and Fans walking out on 77 minutes.

And then there’s the fact that, with Sunderland gaining that eerie draw, Liverpool and Sunderland have now drawn how many matches between them this season?

You guessed right; 13

Probably nothing more than a spooky coincidence. What do you think?

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