Former Liverpool man Bolo Zenden won’t go to the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Kiev due to the ‘ridiculous’ ticket prices.
Astronomical costs of flights, accommodation and tickets have proved too much for some fans, including Zenden, who played in the Reds’ 2007 defeat to AC Milan.
He told talkSPORT: “I won’t be going.
“The prices are ridiculous. Hotels are crazy now.”
Both clubs were allocated fewer than 17,000 tickets for Saturday’s final at the 63,000-capacity Olympic Stadium, leaving many seats available for neutrals and other third parties to sell way over face value.
The ‘UEFA family’ consisting of rights holders and commercial partners were given 23,000 tickets, with a further 6,700 available for ‘worldwide supporters’ who could apply via UEFA’s website.
One ticket on resale website Ticketbis was priced at more than £14,000, where the initial fee was £280.
Zenden added: “It should be for the fans.
“You can see it shifting in the stadium. Back in the day it would be 50-50 – half of it would be white, the other half would be red.”
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Players, such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have even given tickets to supporters who were unable to get tickets themselves.
Asked about the game, Zenden believes the Reds have a huge mountain to climb if they are to beat Madrid and lift the trophy.
He continued: “Madrid have won 12 out of 15 Champions League finals, they can do it for the third time on the trot, it’s going to be a hell of a job.
“But, why not?
“It’s a one-off game. Anything is possible on the day.
“Liverpool have shown it in the competition this year that they are up for something special.”