‘I sympathise a lot with fans travelling to finals – Klopp

Supporter groups have called for “a fundamental overhaul” of Uefa’s “disgraceful” treatment of fans after being allocated only a third of tickets for showpiece European finals.

Fans accused Uefa of “cashing in” and want “transparency” over Champions League and Europa League final tickets.

Some tickets are already available on third-party websites for £5,500.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp also called for more “sensible and reasonable” decisions on where finals are staged.

Klopp said he had sympathy for supporters facing elevated prices for hotel rooms and flights, and with the challenge facing fans travelling to the Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea in Azerbaijan on 29 May.

Supporters will need a visa to enter Azerbaijan and London-based fans face a journey of more than 2,468 miles to Baku Olympic Stadium.

Klopp said: “How can you have finals in Kiev [where Liverpool played last year’s Champions League final] and Baku? I don’t know what these travel guys have for breakfast.”

Liverpool and Tottenham fans will share 33,226 tickets for the Madrid final, which takes place in a stadium with 68,000 seats.

Arsenal and Chelsea fans will share 12,000 of 68,700 seats in Baku.

On Friday, Tottenham said they will open their stadium