Video: Jamie Carragher joins angry Liverpool fans in walk-out protest at Anfield
Published 06/02/2016 | 17:13
Angry Liverpool fans fulfilled their promise and staged a mass walkout in protest over ticket prices during their team's 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Anfield today.
Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher was pictured with Kopites who left the stadium early.
Supporters' groups organised the first walk-out in Anfield's 132-year history in the 77th minute of today's match against Sunderland after a £77 match ticket (up from £59) and a £1,000 season ticket were announced this week.
The club have argued the new structure - which includes 45 per cent of match tickets decreasing in price, 64 per cent of season tickets reduced or staying the same in cost, better availability for local fans and around 1,500 £9 tickets for category C games - offers greater accessibility and affordability.
But Liverpool fans have stood firm and today spoke with their feet as thousands poured out of the stands with their team 2-0 up against Sunderland.
And it seems their support was missed as the Black Cats scored in the 82nd minute through Adan Johnson before Jermain Defoe snatched a late equaliser a minute from time.
Roberto Firmino had given Jurgen Klopp's side the lead after 59 minutes and Adam Lallana added a second after 70 minutes.
'Without fans, football is nothing.'— Football Away Days (@AwayDays_) February 6, 2016
Liverpool fans walk out on the 77th minute in protest against ticket prices. pic.twitter.com/BrItVsVWhp
Both Sunderland goals came after the Liverpool fans walkout!— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 6, 2016
FSG have to take notice now!
"Enough is enough, you greedy b*stards" cry the Liverpool fans as they leave in their hoards. pic.twitter.com/r3c4SM1rYp— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) February 6, 2016
77 minutes gone at Anfield and Liverpool fans are on their way out pic.twitter.com/xpFzNCHAkp— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) February 6, 2016