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Liverpool cancel fans' Q&A with Ian Ayre as discontent over ticket prices grows

But the club’s board are set to review the new ticketing structure.

Fans leave Anfield on Saturday.
Fans leave Anfield on Saturday.
Image: Richard Sellers

LIVERPOOL’S OWNERS WILL reportedly consider a review of controversial ticket price hikes, but the club have cancelled a fans’ Q&A scheduled to take place this evening.

Upwards of 10,000 supporters staged a walkout protest during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland at the Anfield, leaving the Fenway Sports Group shocked by the levels of discontent.

The club’s hierarchy held emergency talks after Saturday’s protest and then again on Sunday as supporters threatened more action in upcoming home games against Chelsea and Manchester City.

The mass protest was staged in the 77th minute of the game over the increase in prices for tickets for the new main stand at Anfield.

Fans chanted “you greedy b******s, enough is enough” as thousands stood up and left the ground.

Jay McKenna, spokesman for the Spirit of Shankly supporters’ group, said the weekend’s protest was “a good indication that supporters are very angry at prices and this will just be the start of taking more action.”

As Liverpool fans continue to voice their displeasure, the club have announced a Q&A, scheduled to take place later on Monday, will no longer go ahead due to the ‘ongoing ticketing discussions.’

Chief Executive Ian Ayre was due to field questions from supporters via Twitter during a broadcast on the club’s official television station at 6pm.

Liverpool have felt the brunt of growing discontent among  fans at the steady increase in ticket prices while Premier League revenues have shot up, notably after making a £5.14 billion television rights deal for 2016-2019, up 70% on the previous deal.

With reporting from AFP.

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