A 75-year-old Liverpool fan who has followed the Reds to every single European final they have appeared in was left in tears after his flight to Kiev was cancelled at the last minute.
Ernie Ashley, from Woolton, Merseyside, has supported Liverpool for 68 years, and tonight’s Champions League clash would have been his thirteenth European final - he said he will now be listening to the game on the radio alone.
Last night, Ernie received the devastating news that his flight to Kiev was cancelled - just hours before he was due to leave for the airport.
“I’ll be putting the wireless on - my nerves are gone. I’m just so sad that there’s a ticket here and there are some good lads that have not got one. “I’ll live to see another final under Klopp - that’s the main thing.”
The Anfield season ticket holder said he fears it may be too late for him to pass his ticket on to another lucky supporter who is heading to Kiev.
Liverpool were beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League final which saw Mohamed Salah forced off with injury.
Reds fans jet out in their thousands for the Champions League final. Disappointment for some supporters after flights were cancelled.
Liverpool's Mayor says he's "working really hard" to help fans who face missing the showdown with Real Madrid in Kiev.