Spirit of Shankly have been contacted by some of our disabled supporters regarding the poor allocation of tickets from Barcelona for the Champions League fixture on 1 May. We have shared their details with LFC.
Spirit of Shankly are aware of reports relating to an ongoing case between a Liverpool fan and the club. This concerns LFC's decision to sanction and ultimately ban the supporter. We have spoken with the person involved, to establish the facts of the situation, and are seeking to help bring about a resolution. The public facts of the case raise many questions and will concern supporters as a whole.
The result may not have gone our way, but for the majority of Liverpool supporters who made it to Kyiv for the Champions League final, it was the culmination of an exciting season following the Reds. But, there are also many fans who never made it after their flights were cancelled.
European Cup finals are special. Everyone knows just where they were and how they felt. We remember them by the name of the city where they were played and a standout that happened. Istanbul and the comeback. Paris and Barney's chip. Rome and Bruce’s spaghetti legs. Kiev and exploitation.
Spirit of Shankly met with Merseyside Police yesterday, 21 May, to discuss arrangements for the Champions League final in Kyiv on Saturday.
On Tuesday 15 May, Spirit Of Shankly met with LFC to discuss supporter concerns ahead of the Champions League final in Kyiv. We posted a factual report of what took place here.
Earlier today, 15 May, Spirit of Shankly representatives sat down with LFC officials to raise many of the issues facing supporters ahead of the Champions League final in Kyiv.
As part of the new supporter liaison set-up, LFC have, over the course of the season, held several match day meetings covering various topics. All in the name of supporter engagement.
Following the Mayor of Kyiv's email welcoming Liverpool fans to Kyiv, here is Spirit of Shankly's response, sent by Karen Gill.
Football fans travelling to watch their team should do so with an expectation they will be treated fairly and provided a safe environment. There are just days before Liverpool travel to Rome for the Champions League semi-final second leg, on 2 May, and yet supporters are still awaiting information on what plans have been put in place for their safety. This is unacceptable.