Liverpool: Liverpool shrugged off the embarrassing spectacle of over 10,000 protesting fans walking out of Anfield on Saturday as Sunderland held them 2-2.
On the day coach Jurgen Klopp (above) was forced to miss the match for to have his appendix removed, Liverpool suffered more acute pain as they surrendered a two-goal lead just after around a quarter of the 44,000 fans inside the ground stormed out in a row over ticket prices.
The dramatic mutiny took place after 77 minutes in protest at the new ticket price structure at the club once the Main Stand development is finished. The most expensive ticket will cost £77 ($112), hence the protest.
“We have some of the best supporters in the world and if they want to make a statement, they have the right to,” said Liverpool’s development coach Pepijn Lijnders.