Liverpool are playing the Europa League Final in under a week’s time in a ground that is frankly not fit for purpose – at least in terms of its ability to cater for our needs.
It holds under 38,000, with 10,000 tickets allocated to Liverpool – around only half of which go to actual, match-going fans. What’s more, 2,000 of those have been reserved for former shareholders because of a previous deal made under the Hicks and Gillett ownership.
If that wasn’t painful enough, the Echo are reporting that Sevilla cannot sell their allocation, and that the 400 seats not purchased will remain empty.
There are literally tens of thousands of deserving Reds desperate for a ticket, who’ve earned the right to see us in a European Final – but will have to have too watch on tele with a sizeable chunk of St Jakob-Park empty.
We thought Sevilla had a hefty fanbase, but obviously we were wrong on that front.
Jurgen Klopp has asked us to ignore issues regarding the choice of ground in Basel, but it’s difficult as a supporter to watch UEFA cause such blunders and say nothing.