According to studies in The Guardian, the announcement was organized ‘a considerable amount of time before the day of the match’ against Real Madrid in Paris.
Kick-off at the Stade De France was delayed by 36 minutes in complete after Liverpool supporters had been denied entry outdoors the stadium, with fans being caged in by French police who used tear fuel and pepper spray on individuals of all ages.
A UEFA statement at the time claimed that 1000’s of Liverpool fans had arrived at the stadium with pretend tickets for the match to trigger the delay, nevertheless fans told talkSPORT that that they had arrived at the stadium greater than two hours before kick-off.
A Liverpool spokesperson at the time said: “We are vastly disenchanted at the stadium entry issues and break down of the safety perimeter that Liverpool fans confronted this night at the Stade de France.
“This is the best match in European football and supporters shouldn’t have to experience the scenes we’ve witnessed tonight.
“We have officially requested a formal investigation into the causes of these unacceptable issues.”