Jamie Carragher: 'Liverpool walkout for the benefit of all fans'

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Jamie Carragher: 'Liverpool walkout for the benefit of all fans'

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who joined in with 77th-minute walkout with the club’s fans on Saturday, insists £77 is too much to pay to watch a football match.

"I was at Anfield on Saturday when Liverpool fans took their stand about the club publishing a price list for tickets next season that will cost as much as £77," Carragher said in his Daily Mail column.

"I walked out, along with another 10,000 or so, in the 77th minute.

"People have said to me since then 'it's ok for you on your big wages, that's why the prices are so high'. I was paid well, yes, but I was there for 17 years and in comparison to some of the other players who were in that squad, it was fair.

"That's what you want ticket prices to be: fair. I know the increase will not impact on me but I also know plenty about my city - £77 is too much to watch a game anywhere but that price is particularly over the top in Liverpool."

Carragher says the walkout was staged with supporters of all clubs in mind.

He added: "That's what people need to understand about the walkout at Anfield. It wasn't just Liverpool fans sticking up for themselves, it was Liverpool fans saying 'enough is enough' for every supporter across the land."