LONDON, ENGLAND - Sunday, March 17, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah runs out for the the pre-match warm-up before the FA Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Fans blast “disgraceful” £100 tickets for Liverpool opener at Fulham

Liverpool will head to Fulham for their opening game of the Premier League season on August 6, with fans of the London club outraged at the price of tickets.

The Reds are set for Craven Cottage as they begin the new campaign in just under a month’s time, for their third consecutive opening-day clash with the winners of the Championship.

Fulham coasted to the second-tier title last term, with the Liverpool connection playing a key role as Harry Wilson, Neco Williams and Fabio Carvalho all shone.

Carvalho has since swapped Fulham for Liverpool in a £7.7 million deal, while Williams’ loan spell is over and a £17 million move to Nottingham Forest awaits.

It remains to be seen how the Cottagers, who struggled last time out, will cope in the Premier League this season, but they are clearly attempting to cash in on the interest.

The newly promoted outfit have now announced the price bands for tickets to the Liverpool clash on August 6, with adult tickets ranging from £30 to £100, averaging at around £70.

Unsurprisingly, this has not gone down well with Fulham fans:

As many of those Fulham supporters noted, it is frankly ridiculous to charge £100 for a ticket during a crippling cost-of-living crisis in England.

The majority of tickets are priced at £65, which in itself is a costly outlay for a single Premier League game, regardless of the opposition.

It remains to be seen whether Fulham will adjust their pricing structure as a result of the reaction among fans, but it seems highly unlikely that will be the case.

Sadly, the outlook of ‘charge as much as we want, someone will pay for it’, is now endemic within English football – and there may never be a climbdown from this stage.