London- Liverpool supporters desperate to be at Anfield for Sunday’s game against Manchester City are being asked to pay almost £5,000 a pair by online ticket vendors.
With Brendan Rodgers’s team two points clear at the top of the Premier League table, the demand for tickets was always going to rocket for what has been termed by the Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho as the club’s “biggest game in 24 years”.
But as of Wednesday afternoon the website livefootballtickets.com was selling tickets for a seat in the Centenary Stand at an extortionate £2,453 per seat but they need to be bought in pairs. A face value ticket for the same section costs £52.
There are other options available on the website including tickets for the Kop, where the cheapest seat is being offered for £795 – £85 more than a season ticket for a place directly behind the goal.
Prices for the away end start at £430 but a face value ticket cost £44.
The cheapest tickets on a Spanish-based website, ticketbis.net, for Liverpool’s final game of the season at home to Newcastle United on 11 May start at £2,548.70 with a place in an Anfield executive area costing £5,428.40.
Both websites allow those in possession of tickets to place an advert on the site with their own nominated price. Ticketbis.net “provides a mediation service to their users” according to the site’s terms and conditions, while livefootballtickets.com say “availability and prices of tickets are driven by market demand [and] are not determined by LiveFootballTickets”.
A spokesperson for the Liverpool supporters’ group, Spirit of Shankly, told the Liverpool Echo that the prices were disgraceful.