Liverpool to offer young fans chance to buy Red Star Champions League tickets

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Liverpool will offer Red Star Belgrade’s unused ticket allocation to young Reds supporters for the Champions League match at Anfield next week.

For several seasons, one of the biggest gripes from Reds fans has been the difficulty of snaring tickets for matches.

Without being on the first rung of the ladder, it can be tricky to rack up the number of games required for certain fixtures—particularly European matches.

But with Red Star not allowed to bring supporters of their own due to a banning order, an opportunity has been seized by Liverpool.

A portion of the returned tickets from the Serbian side will go to fans aged between 17 and 21 who have no previous Champions League ticket credits to their name, the club website announced.

Liverpool fans before the UEFA Champions League, Group E match at Anfield. Wednesday September 13, 2017. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

CEO Peter Moore said: “Engaging young fans and giving them the chance to come to Anfield has been a priority for us in recent seasons.

“The fact that we have the away allocation to use for home supporters is a unique opportunity at Anfield and we wanted to find a way for young fans to benefit from this additional allocation.

“We all know how special European nights are at Anfield so we’re delighted to make some of these tickets available to young supporters who may be experiencing it for their first time.”

Red Star earned a two-match ban on taking fans to away European matches after supporters invaded the pitch against RB Salzburg in the play-off stages.

BELGRADE, SERBIA - Saturday, June 10, 2017: A general view of the Red Star Stadium ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Group D match between Serbia and Wales. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool have taken three points from their opening two games, a win over PSG and a late loss at Napoli.

Back-to-back games against Red Star now represent a big opportunity to seize control in the group and put Liverpool in a strong position to qualify for the last 16.

Having Anfield full of only Liverpool supporters should, therefore, boost the Reds chances of taking a positive result in the first of those two fixtures.

 

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