Fans who don’t have access to BT Sport will be able to watch Liverpool play in the Champions League final for free later this month.
That’s according to The Daily Mail, who claim that BT are set to make the game – which is played on Saturday May 28th – free-to-air.
Details are reportedly ‘yet to be finalised,’ but the Mail claim that an announcement from the television company will be coming soon.
The only ticket in town
It isn’t the first time that BT have waivered their subscriptions to allow the showpiece event to reach the biggest audience possible.
They’ll be hoping that the pull of Liverpool playing the 13-time European Champions will be enough to see them hit record figures.
The move is good news for fans. After the ticket allocation announcement from UEFA last week, there may be many Liverpool supporters who are now unable to get a ticket for the game.
Jurgen questions UEFA
One man who was indeed disappointed by UEFA’s paltry allocation scheme was Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp. Both The Reds and Real Madrid have both been allocated 20,000 tickets each. The game will be played at the 80,000 capacity Stade de France.
“When you see the ticket prices and the amount of tickets you get… is it right?” said Klopp via The Mirror.
“Is it right we only get 20,000, Real get 20,000 and there’s 75,000 in? That makes 35,000 (left). What? Where are these tickets (going)?.
Liverpool fans are certain to travel in their numbers to Paris regardless of having tickets or not. If the scenes from 2019’s final in Madrid are anything to go by, the French capital can expect to be taken over by a sea of red.
Whether lucky enough to have a ticket or not, every fan deserves the chance to see their team playing in the biggest game club football has to offer.
Hopefully we’ll be tuning in to see The Reds make a repeat of the 1981 final in Paris, and send Real back to Madrid with silver medals round their necks.