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Champions League Final: Liverpool fans without tickets urged not to travel to Kiev

Those heading to the Olimpiyskiy stadium are being advised to take designated shuttle services. Photo: NurPhoto/ PA

Liverpool fans are being warned not to go to Kiev unless they have a ticked for the Champions League Final this Saturday.

It's been confirmed that there will be no big screens erected in the Ukrainian capital for away supporters to watch the match.

A number of officers from Merseyside Police will be travelling over to help keep the event a safe one.

Liverpool fans celebrating after victory in the semi-finals against AS Roma. Credit: Steven Paston/PA

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Officers from Merseyside Police will go over to support safety and security measures. Credit: ITV News

Officers in Merseyside say they have been working closely with the Ukranian police, Spanish police, Liverpool Football Club and supporter groups ahead of Saturday night’s match.

They're asking people to stay sensible at John Lennon Airport to make sure everyone gets their flights on time.

We want every fan to have a safe and enjoyable experience in Kiev.

– Chief Superintendent Dave Charnock

Chief Superintendent Dave Charnock said: "While we understand and appreciate that many Liverpool fans will want to travel to Kiev, I would continue to encourage fans who do not have tickets to not travel. There is no designated screen area in Kiev where the match is being shown. We would also advise people against trying to buy tickets from touts outside the stadium."

People take a photo in front of the UEFA Champions League final logo in Kiev. Credit: Serg Glovny/ PA

Safety advice from Merseyside Police

  • Use the laid on shuttle busses to get to the nominated Liverpool fan zone from the airport
  • Shevchenko Park is located 15 minutes’ walk from the stadium and should be used as a central point
  • Follow the Club's official website and social media feeds for information during their visit
  • Arrive in plenty of time
  • Don't buy tickets from touts
  • Stay in larger groups
  • Drink sensisbly
  • Keep an eye on your money and belongings

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