‘He’s a legend at Anfield… treat him like one!’: Liverpool fans call on the club to ‘sort their longest serving employee’ George Sephton, 76, out with a Champions League final ticket after Reds beat Villarreal in dramatic semi-final
- Liverpool secured their place in the final of the Champions League on Tuesday
- They beat Villarreal 3-2 away from home to progress through to the final in Paris
- Fans have criticised the club for not giving George Sephton a ticket for the final
- The Anfield stadium announcer is currently Liverpool’s longest serving employe
Liverpool fans have taken to social media to criticise the Merseyside club for the fact they have not yet given George Sephton a ticket for the Champions League final.
Sephton is Liverpool’s longest serving employe – having taken on the role as Anfield’s stadium announcer in 1971 – and has never attended a Champions League final.
Therefore, fans took to Twitter to ask whether Liverpool Football club or UEFA could ‘sort Sephton out’ with a ticket. While other criticised the fact he had not already received one.
Fans have criticised the club for not yet giving George Sephton a ticket for the final in Paris
One fan took to Twitter to write: ‘Hey, @LFC @UEFA & @ChampionsLeague any chance you can get George sorted for the final? He hasn’t been since 2001 and it’s the least the club could do for its longest serving employee’.
Another Twitter user responded by saying: ‘Bit weird if you ask me… @LFC care to explain why George doesn’t get a ticket?’.
Someone else added: ‘Come on on @LFC surely you can conjure a ticket up for the man who’s been at the club longer than anyone else? He’s a legend at Anfield. Treat him like one’.
Since then a hashtag #getgeorgetoparis started trending among the Liverpool fans, with many of them calling for the Merseyside club to ‘do something’.
The call for Liverpool to give Sephton a ticket for the Champions League final comes after the Reds beat Villarreal 3-2 away from home.
Liverpool went 2-0 down during the first half of the game after Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin found the back of the net for the hosts.
Nevertheless, they managed to turn their form around after the break and went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to goals from Fabinho, Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane.
As a result, fans would like to see Sephton travel with the Liverpool supporters to the final in Paris at the end of the month.
Sephton was born into a family of Liverpool fans and previously revealed that his father had even trialled for the club in the 1920s.
Liverpool went 2-0 down in the first half after goals from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin
They managed to turn their form around after the break and went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to goals from Fabinho (above), Luis Diaz and Sadio Mane
Sephton was just 13 years old when began attending games at Anfield. He went to his first match with a group of friends in January 1960.
Over a decade later, Sephton purchased a season ticket and became one of the Liverpool faithful that supported the Reds from the Paddock.
It was not until the spring of 1971 that Sephton became the stadium announcer – having been encouraged to take on the role by his wife.
Sephton wrote to the former LFC secretary and chief executive Peter Robinson to offer his services to the club.
Sephton was afford the opportunity to join the Liverpool team as the stadium announcer and has never looked back since.
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