Upon his arrival at the stadium, Hodgson was unhappy to discover he had not been offered the courtesy of a ticket to the directors' lounge, as would usually be customary for an England manager.
He was then less than impressed to discover his seat for the game was in a row he believed was reserved for scouts rather than in the main area of the directors' box, where comedian James Corden was among the guests.
Liverpool later claimed this was not the case and Fabio Capello had sat in exactly the same place when he visited Anfield.
However, they acknowledged a ticketing mistake, for which a club official apologised to Hodgson directly at half-time.
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