Liverpool fans applaud Bayern Munich fans for supporting ‘Twenty is Plenty’ campaign.
The Football Supporters Federation launched a campaign to enforce an away match ticket of 20 euros (15 euros concession), according to the website Balls.ie.
The travelling fans were supporting the cause named ‘Twenty is Plenty’ with the banners in the away end which received the support from Liverpool faithful at Anfield on Tuesday.
The Liverpool fans raised their voice and created an incredible atmosphere before the kickoff. When the Champions League anthem was supposed to play, the whole consortium were chanting ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and the anthem was played only later.
Bayern fans at Anfield supporting ‘Twenty is plenty’
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Earlier this month, Premier League clubs agreed to keep 30 pounds for every away game, but it does not count for the Champions League games.
In 2015, Bayern Munich fans decided to protest against Arsenal with a banner which read “64 pounds a ticket but without fans football is not worth a penny”, which received a huge applause from the home crowd.
Bayern Munich showed all quality and restricted Liverpool without finding the back of the net. Their star defenders Mats Hummels and Joshua Kimmich put in a stellar show to showdown the opponent forwards.
It was not an easy game, but it is the English outfit who have the upper hand because of the availability of Virgil Van Dijk for the second leg and they have conceded nil away goals at Anfield.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich have been dealt with a huge blow as their right back Kimmich will have to sit out in the second leg as he picked up a yellow card while fouling Sadio Mane.
Speaking in the post-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp expressed his discontent to the media “It’s not the result or the game we dreamed of. Not really a lot of things happened in the game but it was an intense one. You saw the respect both teams had for each other.
“A lot of situations I didn’t see in all the games when we watched Munich, to be honest – like how the full-backs stayed in their own half protecting, how Gnabry defended on the wing in two-v-one situations, and stuff like that. There was a lot of respect involved in the game and that made life uncomfortable.”
“But in the first half we still had chances; if Sadio hits the ball a bit better, he strikes twice with a bicycle kick, which is obviously pretty rare. How it always is, a goal would have changed the game. It was like it was. The first half was still absolutely OK, we created. In the second half nobody created anymore.” he said.
The second leg will take place at Allianz Arena on March 13th.