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'This is the start': Liverpool supporters warn of more protests as ticket outrage continues

Fan groups pinpoint forthcoming home fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea.

Image: Richard Sellers/PA Wire/Press Association Images

HARDCORE LIVERPOOL SUPPORT have promised that more demonstrations are likely after the mass walkout at Anfield yesterday.

The protest, which took place during the 2-2 draw against Sunderland and saw thousands of fans take part, was prompted by the new pricing structures at the Merseyside club with some tickets for the Main Stand set to cost £77 – an increase of 30.5% – despite the substantial increase in TV revenue for Premier League teams.

In the 77th-minute of the game, and with Liverpool leading 2-0, home support made their feelings known.

Subsequently, the Reds were pegged back, with Sunderland scoring twice inside the last eight minutes to force a draw.

And more protests are inevitable, according to Spirit of Shankly – one of the fan groups behind the walk-out.

Spokesperson Jay McKenna told Press Association:

For us, it is unequivocal: this is the start. We have got Manchester City and Chelsea at Anfield so those two league matches – where prices are still going to be on the forefront of people’s minds – will be opportunities where we will discuss what action we take next.

We don’t have a firm idea of what we will do yet as this has all happened very quickly, so we will take the next two days to take stock and talk to the supporters about what we do next. But we will be taking action because we need to.”

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