Jamie Carragher says he is proud of his club again after Liverpool’s decision to back down over increased ticket prices.
The Reds’ owners Fenway Sports Group released a statement on Thursday stating they had listened to the protests of supporters over plans to raise the most expensive ticket in the club’s new stand to £77 – and acted.
Liverpool have frozen their prices for the next two years, with the most expensive remaining at £59, and apologised for the upheaval that caused many fans to walk out of Anfield in the 77th minute of their last home game.
And, writing in his column in the Daily Mail, Sky Sports football expert Carragher said: “When I heard that Liverpool’s owners had taken the decision to freeze and apologise, I felt proud of my club once again.
“The supporters started something big on Saturday when walking out of Anfield in the 77th minute and things snowballed to such an extent that Fenway Sports Group (FSG) realised they had to make urgent corrections.
“My hope now is that Liverpool have created another snowball, one that takes in the rest of the Premier League. What an advert it would be if there was now a unanimous decision among all clubs to review ticket prices. Then we would all have reason to feel proud.”
Carragher previously said he believed Reds fans had every right to protest in the way they did.
Liverpool supporters’ union Spirit of Shankly hope the club’s owners have learned a valuable lesson after their U-turn.