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Liverpool disagree with Klopp's advice to supporters about travelling to Basel

The Reds boss urged fans without a ticket for the Europa League final to head to Switzerland anyway.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

LIVERPOOL HAVE WARNED ticketless fans against travelling to Basel for the Europa League final, despite Jurgen Klopp’s advice to the contrary.

St Jakob Park will host the showpiece clash between Liverpool and Sevilla on 18 May, with each club receiving just over 10,000 tickets to allocate between fans, club officials and commercial partners.

Demand for tickets will therefore far outstrip supply among supporters, and Liverpool manager Klopp made headlines on Friday when he urged Reds fans to head to Switzerland en masse, regardless of whether they are able to enter the stadium.

“Basel has a wonderful stadium and is a wonderful city. It’s worth going there even if you don’t have a ticket,” said the Liverpool manager, whose side overcame Villarreal to book their place in the decider.

However, Klopp’s employers took a different view in a club statement released today: “Liverpool Football Club is reminding fans who are unsuccessful in obtaining a match ticket not to travel to Basel for the Europa League final against Sevilla on 18 May, 2016.

“Uefa confirmed that Liverpool received an allocation of just 10,236 tickets for the game, which will be played at St Jakob-Park in Switzerland.

“Following meetings with Uefa and the Local Organising Committee in Basel on Friday, LFC is strongly advising fans not to travel to Basel unless they have an official match ticket.

“Liverpool has fans all over the world and the club wants to make them aware that the surrounding infrastructure in Basel is only set up for match attendees. Transport will be restricted and all local accommodation is sold out.”

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