In what will surely anger Liverpool, Chelsea and football supporters in general around the world, it has been announced that the winners of the UEFA Champions League and Europe League will be given just over 5,000 tickets each for the Super Cup final.
The Vodafone Park in Istanbul, home of Besiktas, where the fixture will take place, can hold just under 41,000 spectators, but only 10,414 of them will be there to support their club.
UEFA yesterday stated that 78% of tickets for the game would be made available to “supporters of the two teams and the general public“, as per the Liverpool Echo, but it appears most will be available to neutrals.
There was another outrage in both clubs’ respective finals as only a minority fraction of the tickets were made available to fans of Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal.
Thousands of fans have missed the chance to see the Reds win their sixth Champions League title, and now thousands more will not get the chance to (hopefully) witness Jurgen Klopp lift his second trophy as manager of the club.
Liverpool were handed a boost ahead of the Super Cup final as it was confirmed that the Reds would face newly-promoted Norwich in the first week of the Premier League – whereas Chelsea have Manchester United.