Friday, Dec. 10, 2010
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Two months after being rescued from the brink of financial ruin, Liverpool is giving away free tickets to children accompanied by a paying adult.
It is the latest move by New England Sports Ventures — the Boston Red Sox ownership group — to repair Liverpool's frail relationship with fans after buying the team from wildly unpopular duo Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr. in October.
With the team already through to the Europa League knockout phase, Liverpool may have struggled to fill Anfield for its Group K finale against Utrecht next Wednesday.
A full house is now likely with up to four free tickets for fans under the age of 17 available when an adult buys a £20 ($32) ticket.