Liverpool fans are furious with UEFA over the number of tickets that have been allocated to the Reds for the Champions League final in June.
The BBC reports that Liverpool and Tottenham have both been allocated a disappointing 16,613 tickets for the Champions League final which will be held in Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
The rest of the tickets, the report indicates, have gone “to the local organising committee, Uefa and national associations, commercial partners, broadcasters and corporate hospitality.”
Reds fans on social media are absolutely furious as less than half of the stadium will be filled with supporters of the two teams that will be playing and over half will go to UEFA associated third parties.
Given the dramatic style in which Liverpool and Spurs qualified, with both overcoming 3-0 deficits to book their spot in the final, not being able to have much more than 16,000 supporters in the stadium each is appalling.
Liverpool fans on Twitter have shared their thoughts on the matter.
Champions League final:
🇪🇸 Venue: Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
🏟 Capacity: 67,829
🎫 Liverpool's ticket allocation: 16,613
Absolute joke. 🤯 pic.twitter.com/osYEsYAQoA
— Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) May 8, 2019
Liverpool have been allocated 16,613 tickets for the Champions League final in Madrid, approximately 24% of the Estadio Metropolitano's capacity. 🤦♂️
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) May 8, 2019
Liverpool and Spurs fans allocated 16000 tickets each in a 67000 capacity stadium, shocking
— Dan Knill (@knill_d) May 9, 2019
They may have allocated us 16,631 tickets but I guarantee out of that 68,000 seated stadium there will be 30,000+ Liverpool fans. You won’t stop us from getting there. https://t.co/ofLQEyGHOR
— Peter K (@PeterK08) May 8, 2019
Mad how Liverpool have only been allocated 16k in a 68k stadium🤔
— MAC (@macshort3) May 8, 2019
Madness that Liverpool and Tottenham's ticket allocation for the champions league final amounts to less than half of the stadiums capacity, UEFA sort yourselves out
— Kiran Verma (@kiranjverma) May 9, 2019
Liverpool will look to win their sixth Champions League and further establish their mantle as the best ever English side in European competition.
Spurs will be right up for the fight after their dramatic comeback against Ajax but as they proved over the two legs, they are defensively vulnerable at times whereas Liverpool are a lot stronger at the back.
It will certainly be a game to remember and hopefully, from a Liverpool perspective, the Reds can come out on top and round this incredible season off with a trophy.