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Liverpool scrap plan to hold public Q&A with Ian Ayre on ticket price rises

Paul Mariner thinks the fan protest against Anfield ticket prices may have influenced Liverpool's late collapse against Sunderland.

Liverpool have pulled the plug on a live Q&A with chief executive Ian Ayre to discuss the club's new controversial ticket pricing.

The club have caused outrage with the cost of tickets next season, with the most expensive matchday ticket rising to £77.

Fans organised a 77th-minute exodus during the 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland on Saturday in response, with more than 10,000 supporters leaving before the end of the game with their side 2-0 up at the time.

The club invited...

Liverpool fans reflect on protest at Anfield amid fury over ticket increases

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner discusses the impact of Liverpool fans walking out of Anfield on 77 minutes last Saturday.

Both of ESPN FC's Liverpool bloggers, Dave Usher and Steven Kelly, were at Anfield on Saturday and they took part in the mass walk out after 77 minutes.

Were the Liverpool fans right to walk out?

We asked them what it was all about ...

So, why did you walk out?

Dave Usher: Because Liverpool want to increase gate receipts by £2 million even though Premier League clubs are about to receive a huge windfall from the new TV deal. Ticket prices are already extortionate, and this was an opportunity for the club to reward fan loyalty by lowering...

Daley Blind: Manchester United's 'tired legs' led to Chelsea equaliser

Man United manager Louis van Gaal voices his dissatisfaction with referee Michael Oliver following their 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Daley Blind says Manchester United's disappointment at dropping two points in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea is preventing them from taking any pleasure from their performance.

Blind, 25, believes Louis van Gaal's side played well in Sunday's Premier League clash and deserved victory at Stamford Bridge.

However, he was left rueing Diego Costa's late equaliser -- cancelling out Jesse Lingard's opener -- which meant his overriding emotion was one of frustration.

"Of course we're disappointed," Blind...

Robert Huth leads the way, time to bring in Southampton defenders?

The ESPN FC panel weigh in on the SPI indicating that Leicester City are now Premier League title favourites.

It was a weekend of walkovers, walk-outs and wonder in the ESPN FC Premier Fantasy game.

Leicester dismantled Manchester City to get the whole world believing the unbelievable, while Liverpool fans staged a 77th minute walk-out in protest at ticket prices and the Reds' defence followed suit not long after, shipping two late goals to Sunderland. And the wonder? Aston Villa not only won, but they also scored twice for the first time in more than two months -- and only the fifth time all season.