Tickets for this Sunday's mammoth and potentially title deciding Liverpool Man City fixture are being flogged online for as much £5,000 per pair, according to the Liverpool Echo.
A seat in Anfield's Lower Centenary Stand is going for £2,453.14, roughly 60 times more than one would pay for the cheapest ticket available at the original rate. Elsewhere around the ground, seats are being offered for prices ranging between £1,000 or £500. The original, face value ticket price for a big 'Category A' sell-out match amounts to between £44 and £52.
Tickets in the Kop are being offered for no less than £795. The cheapest ticket at the Man City end has been valued at £430. This is a cool £350 more than the usual price.
The Liverpool Supporters Union, Spirit of Shankly has condemned the practice.
Fans are being charged well over the odds for a ticket, and it's disgraceful really. Supporters want to go along and support both sides, and it should never be a question of only those who can afford it. We call on Liverpool Football Club to try and take action on this. Those who charge such extortionate amounts should be found and challenged. These aren't just touts outside the ground, these are on websites. Why can't the authorities, or Liverpool, buy one and find out who it originally belongs to? If they're going to tackle it properly, they need to take action and get to the bottom of this.