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Suarez returns to Melwood to see former team mates

Suarez returns to Melwood Credit: LFC

Luis Suarez has explained why he decided to drop in at Melwood on Tuesday morning to catch up with some of his former teammates, admitting: ‘Liverpool are so important to me.’

The Barcelona forward took advantage of some time off from his schedule to visit the club’s training complex and see some familiar faces from the past.

Suarez was accompanied by his two young children and took the opportunity to watch the Reds’ training session from the canteen balcony.

Before he left Melwood, he said:

It was fantastic to see the lads. The people that work here are really nice and I miss them, so I wanted to come and see some friends. I have really good friends here.

I had a really good moment here in three and a half years and when you have a really good moment in your life, it is something you remember.

I always try to watch the [Liverpool] games and look out for the results. I am very interested in how Liverpool are doing because they are so important in my life.

– Luis Suarez

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Klopp: Liverpool owners do care about club and fans

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the owners' U-turn on ticket prices proves they care about the fans and the club.

Reds fans walked out of the match against Sunderland at Anfield last weekend in the 77th minute in protest at what they saw as an unacceptable hike in ticket prices for next season, with the most expensive tickets in the new Main Stand costing £77.

The club's owners Fenway Sports Group responded on Wednesday by announcing that prices would be frozen for the next two years.

In an open letter principal owner John W Henry, Liverpool chairman Tom Werner and FSG president Mike Gordon expressed their concerns, saying they were "particularly troubled by the perception that we don't care about our supporters, that we are greedy".

Klopp believes their swift action shows that is not the case.

"I think in the world of football it is not too easy when you are the owner of a club to prove you are interested in the club," he said.

"I know it, I have been here four and a half months and I know the owners as people.

"They really care about the club and the interests of supporters and it was a clear reaction, a clear sign, and hopefully it is understood for what it is - proof of their real interest in this club and all the things around this club.

"I am really fine with it, it is a good thing."

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Liverpool ticket row: Fans asked to walk out due to ticket prices

Fans are being asked to walk out during Liverpool's match at Anfield tomorrow in protest at the club's new ticket prices.

Supporters' groups are calling for people to leave in the 77th minute of the match against Sunderland to show how unhappy they are.

This all comes after Liverpool announced that some match day tickets next season will cost 77 pounds.

David Chisnall has this report.

Hillsborough campaigners to be awarded university honours

Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks when awarded CBEs in 2014 Credit: ITV Granada

Two Hillsborough families campaigners will be made Senior Fellows of Liverpool Hope University today.

Margaret Aspinall is chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG). Margaret's 18-year-old son James lost his life in the tragedy.

Trevor Hicks was founding chairman of the HFSG before standing down after nearly 16 years service and becoming Honorary Life President. Mr Hicks and former wife Jennifer lost their daughters 19 year old Sarah Louise and 15 year old Victoria Jane in the Hillsborough Disaster.

In recognition of their campaign, all of the Hillsborough families were added to the City of Liverpool Freedom Roll and Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks were awarded CBEs in the Queen's 2014 New Year honours.

"Margaret Aspinall and Trevor Hicks are truly remarkable people.

​In recognising them, we seek to honour all the families of the 96 and those who engage in the struggle for truth in our society.

We are honoured to welcome them into the Liverpool Hope University community."

– Professor Gerald Pillay, Vice Chancellor and Rector of Liverpool Hope University
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