It is building up to be the match of the season, the champions (Man City) hosting the Premier League leaders Liverpool.

But there are still tickets available for Manchester City’s blockbusting clash against Liverpool at the Etihad on Thursday.


According to City’s official website, there is a restricted sale available to home fans for the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Supporters who have previously attended a first-team match the Etihad prior to this season are eligible to apply.

And the fact supporters are able to buy four tickets each suggests there remain a significant number unsold for the meeting between the top two.

Liverpool, who are seven points clear of second-placed City, have been handed an allocation of 3,028 which was sold out before Christmas.

City’s home attendances have come under scrutiny in recent times, with a BBC report in November suggesting the stadium was on average 83% full and not the 97% as stated by the club.

For example, the recent home defeat to Crystal Palace saw City declare a home attendance of 53,340 – only 1,300 lower than the record crowd at the Etihad – despite there being plenty of empty seats clearly visible around the stadium.

Man City Ticket Woe Ahead Of Premier League Showdown Against Liverpool
Empty seats at the Etihad Stadium

It isn’t the first time City’s ability to fill the Etihad against Liverpool has been questioned, with supporters slow to snap up tickets for the Champions League quarter-final second leg last season.

Liverpool won that game 2-1 to progress 5-1 on aggregate.

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