By Dr Dan Plumley

14th Jun, 2022 | 11:47am

Finance guru: Liverpool to bank 'compensation' as 'legal' battle looms

The legal intricacies may take a while to figure out – but Liverpool are almost certain to bank some form of compensation for the events of the Champions League final last month (28 May).

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the chaos in the build-up to Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid in Paris.

The French police appeared to use tear gas and pepper spray indiscriminately as they struggled to cope with the swell of supporters outside the Stade de France.

The authorities have since been accused of launching a cover-up operation which included the deletion of CCTV footage from the event.

Liverpool CEO Billy Hogan called this latest development “deeply concerning” in an update to fans last Friday (10 June).

Plumley suggests that either the club or the fans themselves will be due a damages payment after the details have been ironed out.

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“There is a big legal background to this,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

“If we look at how compensation would be distributed, you’d have to prove that fans had valid tickets. If they were denied entry or got in late, you would have to zero in on them for compensation. However, that isn’t easy to figure out

“I wouldn’t be shocked if this one rumbled on for a while. I would be very surprised if there wasn’t some form of compensation eventually, though.

“I imagine the possibility of donating compensation to charities as a way of moving forward will probably have been talked about as well.”

Uefa have formally apologised to both Liverpool and Real Madrid fans for the handling of the European showpiece.

Liverpool have since made dedicated mental health teams available to supporters affected by the turmoil.

In other news, Sadio Mane cited by pundit as Man City slammed over “greedy” £60million transfer update.