Manchester United have cut Liverpool’s ticket allocation for their upcoming Premier League encounter.
Last October, Liverpool cut United’s ticket allocation from 3,015 to 1,965 and the Manchester club have responded by issuing a similar cut.
Liverpool supporters will only receive 2,100 tickets compared their normal 3,100 allocation. The Manchester club also only gave Liverpool 5,319 of their 6,400 allocation during the recent FA Cup match between the sides.
Liverpool officials have said the cut was due to United fans persistently standing and blocking aisles and gangways.
A United spokesman said safety was the reason for the reduction.
He said: “The safety of all fans is paramount and a detailed risk assessment of the match carried out by us and agreed by their Safety Advisory Group, which includes Greater Manchester Police and Trafford Council has resulted in Liverpool receiving a reduced allocation for this specific game.
“This was considered necessary to allow for additional stewarding and segregation plans.”