Liverpool 'issued complaint to Premier League after ticket allocation for Man City match was significantly reduced'
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Liverpool have reportedly issued a complaint to the Premier League over their ticket allocation being slashed for their clash against Manchester City at the Etihad next month.
The Reds suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth and were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid ahead of the international break.
Jurgen Klopp’s men face a tough test post-international break when they travel away on 1st April for a hotly anticipated showdown with defending Premier League champions City.
According to The Daily Mail, City were told to reduce the number of tickets for visiting fans by 20 per cent after a ‘number of instances of disorder’ at matches between the two teams.
The newspaper added that the aforementioned changes would mean that Liverpool would only be allocated around 2,400 seats for their fans at the Etihad next month.
The 2,400 seats are a sizeable 600-seat drop from the 3,000 seats that Premier League away teams often receive for matches, The Mail claimed.
Liverpool on Wednesday issued a statement that their ticket allocation had been “significantly reduced,” which was “agreed” upon by Greater Manchester Police, the Safety Advisory Group and City.
“Liverpool Football Club has been informed that its ticket allocation for the forthcoming Premier League fixture against Manchester City on April 1 at Etihad Stadium has been significantly reduced,” reads the statement on Liverpool’s website.
“This reduction was agreed between Greater Manchester Police, the local Ground Safety Advisory Group and Manchester City.
“LFC has been in contact with the Premier League and Manchester City to challenge this decision. The club is committed to having as many supporters as possible in stadiums for Premier League away fixtures.”
Manchester City declined to comment on the reports.
SPORTbible has reached out to the Premier League for comment and will update this story should we hear back.
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