Liverpool FC will play Everton FC in the FA Cup Third-Round. When the tie, to be played on 5 January 2020 at Anfield, was announced Spirit of Shankly and Everton’s Blue Union jointly asked that the clubs consider charging a maximum £20 per ticket.
We hoped they would see it as a great gesture at this particularly expensive time of year for supporters. But no.
The announcement for ticket prices – £31 to £50 in the Kop and Anfield Road – means away fans will be paying more than they would for a Premier League game, home fans will pay close to regular league prices – it is irrelevant who the opposition are.
Again the clubs have chosen to ignore an opportunity to repay fan loyalty at a difficult financial time of year.
Unfortunately no Christmas spirit as greed triumphs once again.