Liverpool forced to hand 2,000 Europa League tickets to shareholders

Liverpool will be forced to honour an agreement with former shareholders by giving 2,000 tickets for their Europa League Final against Sevilla in Basel, later this month.

The Reds will receive just over 10,000 tickets for the showpiece at St Jackob Park on Wednesday, 18th May – with the decision by UEFA to hold the Final at a stadium which holds 35,000 capacity has been attracting criticism.

As part of a deal with former American owners, Tom Hicks and George Gillet, around 2,000 ex-shareholders will be eligible to attend the event in the Swiss city – an agreement which stems from the initial sale of the Anfield outfit back in 2007.

Current owners, Fenway Sports Group, have conducted a legal investigation into the matter.

Liverpool reached their first European Final since 2007 –  the European Cup tie against AC Milan in Athens – after they defeat Spanish side Villarreal 3-0 at Anfield on Thursday.

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