Jurgen Klopp has questioned UEFA’s allocation of tickets for the UEFA Champions League final, when Liverpool face Real Madrid.
The match at the Stade de France on the outskirts of Paris will be played on May 28, and both participating clubs have been given less than 20,000 tickets each to sell to fans, even though the stadium capacity is 75,000.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Tottenham, Klopp was asked about the impact of the Reds’ departure this season, and he wanted to raise the issue of the ticket.
“If you look at the ticket prices and all these other things, the number of tickets you only get … I read, is it okay to get only 20,000, they get 20,000, [but] 75,000? That makes 35,000, what? Where? these tickets ?, “he asked.
“I can & # 39; t appreciate it this way, thank you so much for what [the fans] are doing. It ‘s unbelievable … It’ s the only bad thing about the trip [fans struggling to get tickets]. I hope everyone can somehow and can. Create an amazing atmosphere.
“That’s what I love about this game, really. The world will be red or white, but everyone will be either, so that’s really good.”
The match will be a repeat of the 2018 Champions League final, in which Madrid lost 3-1 to Kyiv thanks to goals from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
Mohamed Salah was forced into injury following Sergio Ramos’ defamatory challenge at the start of the tournament, and the Egyptian did not back down on his claim that the Reds wanted revenge.
Salah wrote: “We have points to rectify” on social media on Wednesday, before reiterating when he received his Football Writers’ Player of the Year award on Thursday: “We lost in the final (2018), it was a sad day. . ”
Klopp was less direct, although he paid tribute to Madrid’s impressive semi-final victory over Manchester City, as Los Blancos went 5-3 on aggregate to reach 90 minutes in the second leg with a 6-5 victory after adding. time at the Santiago Bernabeu.
“When we lost this final in fact my favorite solution would be to play in the final next year against Real Madrid, to be honest,” admits Klopp. “But we faced Tottenham [in 2019, a 2-0 win], which was really good, Madrid, so Madrid seem to be our future.
“It was strange and unfortunate for City, but what Madrid did was very commendable. They won against Paris Saint-Germain, against Chelsea and City, when we said earlier against Villarreal that if you take out Bayern, you have to be in the semi-finals, if you take these three teams, you really deserve it. final entry.
“It will be good. That we were not happy that night, it is clear, but it was a while ago. I’m glad to go there and try. Until then, we have a lot of games to play with you.
“What Carlo [Ancelotti] did is really amazing. When you go to the finals the idea is that you want to win it and that’s what we’re going to work on last week.”