UEFA has come under fire after announcing that the clubs who reach the Europa League final in Dublin will receive only half of the 48,000 tickets available.

Liverpool play tomorrow night against Atalanta in the quarter final and could eventually progress to the final on May 22.

If the Reds do reach the final they will only receive 12,000 tickets for the game that would be Jürgen Klopp’s last outing as Liverpool manager.

It comes amidst proportionately higher allocations for finalists in both the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa Conference League.

Football Supporters Europe (FSE) yesterday released a statement that criticised UEFA for the unbalanced allocation of tickets across their three European finals this season.

Clubs that reach the Champions League final will receive 58% of tickets and clubs that reach the Europa Conference League final will receive a record 66% of tickets.

Ronan Evian, FSE Executive Director, said: “While UEFA has made steady progress over the last few seasons in recognising the importance of offering a high number of tickets to the finalists’ most dedicated supporters, it is extremely disappointing that the UEFA Europe League Final in Dublin will represent such a step backward.”

Although 12,000 tickets will be allocated to each club that reaches the final it is highly unlikely that this entire allocation will go to fans.

UEFA have labelled the 12,000 allocation for each team “fans first” and have set aside another 12,000 tickets that will go on general sale to fans worldwide.

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