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Liverpool fans fume at 'outrageous' UEFA Europa League final decision

Liverpool fans fume at 'outrageous' UEFA Europa League final decision

The Europa League final will be staged at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on May 22.

Liverpool fans have voiced their anger at UEFA after their potential allocation for the Europa League final was confirmed by European football's governing body.

Liverpool have become accustomed to playing in the Champions League in the Jurgen Klopp era but failed to qualify for the competition this season after finishing fifth in the Premier League last year.

As a result, they entered the Europa League instead and have successfully reached the last eight of the competition, where they will face Italian side Atalanta.

Liverpool host the Serie A club on Thursday before travelling to Italy for the reverse fixture on April 18.

The Reds are the current favourites to win the competition and will be confident of reaching the final in Dublin on May 22.

The showpiece will be held at the Aviva Stadium, which will hold around 48,000 spectators.

UEFA has now confirmed that Liverpool will receive only 12,000 tickets if they reach the showpiece event.

The announcement has angered the club's supporters, with many voicing their anger on social media.

"That's outrageous," posted one fan on X.

"Wait what? That's quarter of the capacity," added another.

A third wrote: "And what about the 36,000."

While another added: "So 24k people will be at that game who don’t even care about the match?"

Liverpool boss Klopp won’t be thinking about the final just yet and will have his sights firmly set on Thursday’s match with Atalanta, with the Reds determined to bounce back from their disappointing draw with Manchester United in the Premier League.

The Aviva Stadium will host the Europa League final (Image: Getty)
The Aviva Stadium will host the Europa League final (Image: Getty)

Speaking after Liverpool were first drawn against Atalanta, Klopp said he would take nothing for granted.

"Tricky. Atalanta, we played there [before]," he said.

"It's now not that I watched them since then 500 times but still the same manager, I'm pretty sure a similar structure – which means uncomfortable to play against, very well organised.

"But it's [a] quarter-final, I didn't expect – it was not possible actually with all the teams involved – any easy opponent.

"Very interesting, really looking forward to it, let's see what we can do. But a lot of respect for what Atalanta is doing in the last years, very consistent. Good."

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Liverpool, Europa League, UEFA, Atalanta, Jurgen Klopp, Fan Reactions