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Explained: Why Liverpool fans walked out


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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...

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.


 By Chris Wright

Watford striker Odion Ighalo given hero's welcome on return to Granada

Before taking the Premier League by storm with Watford, Odion Ighalo was busy doing much the same thing over in Spain with Granada, scoring a steady slew of crucial goals as the team fought their way back into the top tier following a 35-year absence. Indeed, Ighalo (along with current Watford teammate Allan Nyom) are both immortalised outside Granada's home ground as part of the "Promotion Heroes" gate that stands outside the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes.

Given the high regard in which he is obviously...

 By Tom Adams

Arsenal regain momentum with win at Bournemouth as Leicester loom next

ESPN FC's Craig Burley says February will be a big month for Arsenal, one that could define their season.

If one of the biggest Premier League talking points of the weekend occurred around 77 minutes of Liverpool's match against Sunderland, Arsenal's Sunday was instead defined by 88 seconds. That was all the time it took for a three-game goalless streak to effectively end, and for quickfire strikes from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to see Arsenal accelerate away from Bournemouth in a vital 2-0 victory away from home.

The importance was not lost on Ozil; this was not just a normal three...

Luis Enrique and Fernando Torres hit 100, Ronaldo struggles away

The ESPN FC crew discuss Barcelona's underwhelming 2-0 victory over Levante.

Five thoughts from another weekend of La Liga action as Atletico won, while Barcelona and Real Madrid did not convince in their victories.

1. Ton up for Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique's 100th game in charge of Barcelona was not their most flowing performance, but it did bring a 2-0 win at Levante on Sunday lunchtime to keep the Blaugrana in control of the title race.

Twelve of those 100 have come in six weeks since the winter break and Barca did look a team low on energy, but they did enough to win via...

Sergio Aguero frustrated in Leicester's counter attack masterclass

Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol lambastes Manchester City for their inability to defend.

When Leicester travelled to the Etihad Stadium last year, they returned contemplating a 2-0 defeat, a six-game winless run and a league position that left them seven points from safety. Around 11 months later, a superb 3-1 win on Saturday increased the gap at the top of the table to five points as the unlikeliest title challenge in years continues to gather strength.

If any test were to knock Leicester off balance it was surely to be this one, yet they delivered one of the most convincing displays...