Liverpool FC pledge to meet supporters groups over ticket prices

Liverpool Football Club have responded to calls from supporters groups Spirit of Shankly and Spion Kop 1906 to discuss ticket prices.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, November 29, 2014: Liverpool fans' protest against ticket prices 'Let Me Tell You A Story Of A Poor Boy' during the Premier League match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The two groups staged a no-flag protest on Saturday when Liverpool beat Stoke City 1-0 at Anfield, followed by a letter to club owner John Henry.

The groups are campaigning for a reduction in ticket prices, which are continuing to rise and price many fans, including young fans, out of attending matches.

Their letter pleaded with the club and Henry:

As our current owners and custodians you have a responsibility, a very significant one, to preserve and safeguard the future of this football club. This does not just exist on a spreadsheet under profit and loss – it is about the future of our support and ensuring that the things that have made the club famous and successful in the past continue into the future.

Henry briefly responded on Tuesday, saying the club would be in touch soon, with the groups threatening to continue the no-flag protest at this Saturday’s game between Liverpool and Sunderland at Anfield.

On Wednesday afternoon both groups confirmed that the club have agreed to meet them next week over the issue:

Well done and thank you to all involved in the campaign.