Liverpool have taken a cue from Manchester United and hiked prices for away supporters when they host Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals to subsidise tickets for own fans travelling to the Nou Camp, the Premier League club have said.
Manchester United had hiked pricesfor their quarter-final tie with Barcelona when the Spanish club charged 102pounds ($132.50), which British media reported was the most expensive ticket toa United game outside of a final.
Liverpool have been allocated 4,620away tickets priced at 119 euros ($133.70) each for the first leg in Spain onMay 1.
In response, the Merseyside clubraised their ticket prices for Barcelona supporters travelling to Anfield tothe same amount and will use the extra revenue to ensure Liverpool fans payonly 88 euros for the first leg.
"All away tickets are priced at119 euros, which is in line with Barcelona's pricing structure for the knockoutstages of this season's Champions League," Liverpool said in a statement.
"As a result, LFC will chargeBarcelona supporters a reciprocal ticket price of 119 euros in the return legat Anfield on Tuesday, May 7.
"The additional revenue fromthis higher ticket pricing will be used to subsidise Liverpool supporters fortheir tickets, reducing the price by 31 euros to 88 euros."
Tottenham Hotspur play Ajax Amsterdam in the other semi-final with the final scheduled at Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium in the Spanish capital on June 1.