Jurgen Klopp has detailed a conversation with UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin about ticket prices for the Champions League final.
Liverpool are set to take on Real Madrid at the showpiece event in Paris later this month, with ticket prices and allocation under intense scrutiny.
The cheapest ticket for fans starts at £125 with more than a fifth of Liverpool’s 19,618 allowance ranging between £410 and £578 for the clash with Los Galacticos.
Ceferin responded to the criticism at an event in Vienna this week, where he said: “For us not much will change if all tickets are 10 euros, but it will change a lot for the clubs.
“It’s the system that works and the clubs couldn’t operate differently. I explained the same thing to one of the coaches of both teams a few days ago.
Responding to comments about a Ceferin’s conversation with a coach, Klopp said: “Yes, that was me.
“We haven’t spoken,” he texted me. I obviously said there should be more tickets for supporters and then I think the same explanation [he gave me] he [also] publicly given.
“What is it, 93% of the Champions League money goes to the clubs and UEFA only gets a few euros? I answered and said, “OK, this is one of those situations where you should have more information before giving answers, but I can’t be constantly prepared for this stuff, but I I always have an opinion.”
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Klopp then added: “So that’s fine, I’ll try to clarify here that obviously I didn’t know enough.
“But I also said in that conversation, I said now that he spoke to me, that the reason why I’m not in such a good mood when I talk about UEFA is because of the League. of Nations.
“I still think it’s one of the most ridiculous ideas in football because now we’re finishing a season where [some] players have played over 70 games, easily.
“Club games 63 or 64 plus internationals – then go straight to 75 which is pretty crazy and we continue with the Nations League games because we have to play them [when] there is no tournament, it doesn’t matter if we play four, five or six games with the national teams…
“So that’s the reason because I would prefer UEFA to take more money out of the Champions League final and kick the Nations League out again. That would be my preferred solution and more tickets for the people of anyway.
“It’s my personal opinion. I’ve read about it but maybe I don’t have all the information, but it’s still my opinion.
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