And having played a major part in Liverpool eventually reaching the final - he started 28 times in the Premier League as Liverpool finished in the top four last season - Mignolet is naturally frustrated that he no longer has a leading role to play. "We now must accept the fact that some fans who have tickets may not be able to make the game", said Mayor Joe Anderson in a statement.
Around 1,000 fans were left high and dry when operator Worldchoice Sports cancelled three flights because it did not have sufficient landing slots at Boryspil Airport. Anderson said he had secured replacement landing slots and was trying to find a solution to the fiasco by organising a new carrier to provide flights from John Lennon airport. He said he could not promise anything, but was hopeful a solution would be found.
"We've had conversations again with the mayor and the director of the airport there".
Wade Upton wrote: "Just spoke to @Worldchoicepo customer service - 100% blaming Kiev airport".
'I try to be as part of it as much as I can, ' he added. "We have applied for slots in the correct manner and timeframe with the authorities". "To reiterate - this problem is with Kiev".
Liverpool announced on Friday that anyone who had bought match tickets directly from the club who was due to be on one of the cancelled flights would be able to claim a refund.
Disappointed fans took to Twitter to express their disgust at the lack of information they had received.
"The airline said they could go ahead, so what's happened?"
This whole situation is an absolute joke.
Mr Evans said he only found out on Thursday afternoon his original flight had been cancelled.
"Worldchoice Sports had been stalling on giving us e-tickets and exact departure times, and it's become clear why that was the case".
The BBC reports that Liverpool FC's head of club and supporter liaison Tony Barrett said the decision to hold the final in a place so hard and "so extraordinarily expensive to get to is one that needs explaining by those who made it".
"For various personal reasons I was unable to go to the finals in Istanbul or Athens". I have three years of a contract.