We apologise wholeheartedly to all fans impacted by the delayed entry into Anfield today. This was due to issues relating to access processes and matchday operations.

As a result of these challenges, kick-off was delayed by 30 minutes in order to allow our ticketing services team to reduce the queues and get supporters inside the stadium as quickly and safely as possible.

We understand how frustrating this has been for our supporters, who have been looking forward to getting back into Anfield.

We will be doing a full debrief of today’s entry process to identify why the system was slower than expected and will endeavour to ensure such issues are addressed ahead of Monday night’s match against Osasuna. As part of this we will communicate any changes impacting fans, along with additional guidance, for this next friendly fixture in due course.

We thank supporters for their patience and understanding.