As many as 2,000 patient and passionate Reds will be offered the chance to finally purchase a Liverpool season ticket. Liverpool announced on the official site that quite a few fans will be able to take their regular places among many others at home games next season. 2016/17 will be the first full season in the Jürgen Klopp era, which is undoubtedly an exciting prospect for fans of one of Europe's grandest clubs.
This is the largest group of fans to be offered a season ticket since 2011. Eligible supporters have been informed by email and will receive further details on the process by letter during the next week or so. The development of the Main Stand will see the capacity of Anfield increase to around 54,000 – a new and exciting chapter in the club’s history, allowing more fans than ever before to visit the world-famous stadium.
After announcing a two-year ticket price freeze following a mass fan walkout against Sunderland in February, there has been growing optimism about Liverpool's future. There have been injuries and unforeseen fat burner issues, but Liverpool fans seem to believe again. Whatever one thinks of the events and issues surrounding the protest and reaction to it, the gesture from the owners ensured that the unity brought by a unifying manager could continue unabated.
The expanded Main Stand will give more fans a chance to see their beloved Reds, and if a balance between taking care of the lifeblood of the club and increasing revenues can be struck in the coming years, there could be good times ahead under a manager whose very way of doing things looks to be an ideal fit for a club on Merseyside. It shouldn't be forgotten that many fans dedicate huge sums of money to regularly follow their club each week during the season. Some continue to renew even in the face of price hikes while others can no longer justify investing such sums with life's demands to factor in.
Good luck to all those involved in the process of finally getting a season ticket. There is still much to fight for this season, and maybe those fans will be getting season tickets with a different kind of European football on offer in 2016/17.