Liverpool fans plan walkout protest over ticket price

Liverpool supporters’ groups are planning a walkout protest during Saturday’s Premier League match at Anfield against Sunderland.

The move pioneered by two groups – Spion Kop 1906 and Spirit of Shankly (SoS) – suggested that fans leave their seats in the 77th in protest of the £77 ticket price.

The club’s hierarchy announced an £18 increment in the price of the new stand main stand.

In a statement released on Thursday, the SoS group voiced their disappointment at the price hike and stressed that price should be lowered instead.

“The outcome is extremely disappointing and a missed opportunity for Liverpool to lead in a fairer approach to ticket prices.

“We believe it is right and fair to lower ticket prices in order to sustain our support and subsequently the atmosphere inside Anfield.”

Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre highlighted the freeze or decrease in 64% of season ticket prices and 45% of matchday tickets.