Liverpool FC is returning to the normal season ticket scheduling for the upcoming 21/22 season after an entire year of playing in an empty stadium.
The last 12 months have been awful for most of the world, but the light at the end of the tunnel is finally beginning to get brighter, with fans finally being able to plan their return to stadiums.
Liverpool FC has released a statement on Liverpoolfc.com regarding the return of fans within the next few months. Season ticket holders will be contacted individually to start the renewal process for the upcoming season as restrictions on large gatherings look set to be removed as the COVID-19 vaccination process continues.
Fans have previously returned to Anfield since the beginning of the pandemic with 2000 fans returning in 2020 as the city was placed into tier 2 restrictions. Unfortunately, the infection rates in the city rose and the fans were forced to stay at home again.
However, this latest move will aim to be the final return of the iconic Anfield crowds, as the government have highlighted an exit date for the restrictions that the country is currently under.
The vice president of ticketing and hospitality at Liverpool FC, Phil Dutton, said: “The last year has been extremely challenging as we have been unable to welcome supporters into Anfield due to the ongoing pandemic. The safety of all our fans, staff and players has been, and always will remain, our main priority.
“The time has now come to plan for next season, and we want to ensure we are as ready as possible for when restrictions are eased to allow supporters back in Anfield. We think it is prudent to be prepared as a club and allow our season ticket holders to plan to return to Anfield. We are in constant dialogue with Liverpool City Council’s public health team, and we are committed to continue working in partnership on all health and safety protocols.
“Supporters have been greatly missed at Anfield this season and we thank everyone for their patience, understanding and continued support. We can’t wait to have them back.”