Jamie Carragher is proud of Liverpool after ticket price u-turn

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Jamie Carragher has spoke of his pride after Liverpool owners did a u-turn after revealing their ticket prices.

Last week, Fenway Sports Group (FSG) announced that they intended to charge £77 for some tickets in the brand new tier of the Main Stand which is currently being built.

However, Liverpool fans - along with Carragher - reacted furiously and protested by walking out of Anfield in the 77th minute.

Since the protest, FSG have decided to freeze all ticket prices for next season, something that makes Carragher proud of the club.

“Pride: it’s the one thing we all want as supporters,” the former defender wrote in his Daily Mail column.

“Put results and performances to one side and what truly matters is having faith in the club you follow.

“So when I heard that Liverpool’s owners had taken the decision to freeze ticket prices for the next two seasons, as well as apologising for the idea of wanting to sell seats for £77, I felt proud of my club once again.”

FSG agreed to buy Liverpool in October 2010, rescuing them from their controversial previous owners - George Gillet and Tom Hicks.

They have invested heavily in the squad and have been willing to take out a big loan in order to redevelop Anfield.

Carragher, who played at the club for 17 years, admitted that the original ticket price structure was the first error that the owners have made since being at the club but paid tribute to them for their work over the past six years.

“That initial decision to charge such high prices was the first time I had been left disappointed by the owners and thought ‘you’ve got this wrong,'” he admitted.

“Rarely in life do you find people who will admit they have got something wrong, so it was bold of FSG to hold their hands up and apologise.

“FSG have done a lot right for Liverpool since they arrived five years ago. They have appointed a world-class manager in Jurgen Klopp and they have provided an interest-free loan for the stadium to be redeveloped. 

“I see the new Main Stand taking shape every morning when I go to the gym and I cannot wait to see what it will be like once it is completed,” he added.

Carragher went on to say that he believed the protest by Kopites was for football fans across the Premier League, not just Liverpool, and hopes that the u-turn from the owners can be a catalyst for other clubs in England.

“They were standing up for fans across the country, not just themselves,” he said of the walkout.

“My hope now is that Liverpool have created another snowball, one that takes in the rest of the Premier League. What an advert it would be if there was now a unanimous decision among all clubs to review ticket prices. Then we would all have reason to feel proud,” he concluded.

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