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Liverpool to have 600 less seats for April’s Manchester City trip

Manchester City will give Liverpool 2,400 seats when they meet at the Etihad Stadium next month, reports the Daily Mail.

Visiting clubs are due 3,000 tickets, but the Reds’ ticket allocation is set to be cut by 20%.

There have been several incidents of crowd trouble at previous fixtures between Liverpool and Man City.

A teenage Man City fan was struck by a pint cup full of coins thrown by Reds fans in December.

Recent games between both clubs have been fierce, and the Carabao Cup match at the Etihad was no different.

Pep Guardiola’s side host Liverpool in the Premier League on April 1, and safety officials are acting in advance.

They have recommended that Man City hand Liverpool 600 fewer seats.

The safety officials also include emergency services. They are responsible for issuing the certificate which permits matches to be played.

Man City have been considering bringing in netting to surround away fans at the Etihad depending on which club they play.

However, while that will not be in place for next month’s clash, it remains under consideration.

The Citizens are second in the Premier League after 25 games, with five points separating them from leaders Arsenal.

Liverpool are sixth and six points off the top four, but they have a game in hand.

The league game between both clubs will have a huge say on their respective campaigns.

As a result, tension is expected between the fans.

Whether cutting Liverpool’s ticket allocation will help reduce it remains to be seen.

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