Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp urges ticketless fans to head to Basel

| Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 21:38
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Coach urges ticketless fans to head to Basel

Liverpool: Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp on Saturday said fans should not complain about the football club’s meagre ticket allocation for the Europa League final and has asked the ticketless fans to travel to Basel on May 18.
Liverpool and Sevilla will each receive only 10,236 tickets for the final at the St Jakob-Park, having qualified with triumphs over Villarreal and Shakhtar Donetsk respectively on Thursday. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000.
“What I learned in life is what I can’t change I don’t think about. It’s a wonderful opportunity and we can’t change the stadium. It’s a wonderful stadium and wonderful city. It’s worth going even if you don’t have a ticket, to enjoy the city," Klopp was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
"We can’t think about the size of the stadium. If you ask who wants to see this final you will find 30 million people so there is no chance. It’s like this.” 
But European football governing body UEFA has advised the Liverpool fans who would be there without a ticket to stay away from the stadium.
“We advise anyone without tickets not to approach the stadium on the day of the final since safety and security measures will be very tight,” said a statement.
“The stadium perimeter will be reinforced in order to guarantee safe and secure entrance for all ticket holders.”

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klopp's comments about ticket allocation.

Klopp is a good manager but he is totally out of court with his comments about ticket allocation. First of all Herr Klopp do you think we can afford the outrageous hiked air fares to go to the final without a ticket? Some of the prices are over £1,000. And secondly don't be so arrogant to lecture us about moaning about the allocation - of the 10,000 allocated to the club only 4,000 or so are for the true fans. Where do the rest go? Well the answer to that is simple - those who have the most money and influence and 1,000 to players and staff! I'll warrant that a lot of those end up on the black market with touts. My son and I go to every home game season after season and that helps pay towards your £8 million salary. We are the ones who urge the team on when it is needed, not the corporate guests many of whom are there for a free day out.

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