He is not impressed.
Jurgen Klopp has hit out at the ticketing allocation that Liverpool and Real Madrid have been granted for the Champions League final, which takes place at the Stade de France in Paris later this month.
In a repeat of the 2018 final, both Liverpool and Real Madrid have been given paltry allocations of just over 19,000 each, with demand set to far exceed supply for the Paris decider.
The ground, however, is able to hold 75,000 spectators, with Klopp left wondering where the remaining 35,000 tickets will go.
“Where are these 35,000 tickets [going]?..”
“Is it right I read we only get 20,000 tickets,” Klopp said as he addressed reporters on Friday morning, ahead of Liverpool’s game with Spurs this weekend.
“Real get 20,000 and it’s 75,000 seats. Where are these 35,000 [going]?
“I hope they all can make it somehow and can create – of course they will – an incredible atmosphere. It’s nice..”
📺 Jurgen Klopp on Liverpool fans getting tickets to Paris:
“We get only 20,000 for the Champions League final. What?! Where are these tickets?!” 🔴 pic.twitter.com/yNLEofeXGd
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) May 6, 2022
Despite the low ticket allocations for both teams, Klopp backed the Liverpool support to travel in their droves to Paris as they hunt down another European crown.
“If you don’t get a ticket – I don’t want to invite people to Paris but this time it’s big enough and I did this last time for Basel in Switzerland and it was ‘Oops’. But I think Paris is big enough to go there without a ticket and have a good time, behave yourself but be in the best possible mood,” he added.
“These kind of things are a great thing and if you can’t go there then watch it here in any kind of surrounding, it will be absolutely fantastic.
“It’s difficult to get there and whoever followed us all the time or only one time I can only say ‘thank you very much, you have made it really special’.
“Wherever we were, they made it our ground. The boys won all the away games in this campaign which is absolutely incredible because we had so much support where we were.”
The Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid is set to take place on May 28th, with a kick-off time pencilled in for 8pm Irish time.