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"New low" "100% right": Twitter argues over Klopp stance on FA Cup replay

This weekend saw Liverpool held to a 2-2 draw by Shrewsbury Town. The Reds were sloppy and complacent for the most part, allowing the League One side to keep the tie alive. Jürgen Klopp has said that the kids will play the FA Cup replay and Neil Critchley will manage the side – Twitter is divided.

Twitter has been divided over Jürgen Klopp dodging the FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury Town. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The replay has been scheduled for the 4th of February, just after the start of the new winter break.

The Premier League wrote to its clubs last March informing them that there would be a two week break in the February of the 2019/20 season.

Chiefs have implored managers to respect the rest period, asking them to not arrange any friendly games during the fortnight.

Speaking after the draw with Shrewsbury Town, Klopp confirmed that the FA Cup replay wouldn’t be getting in the way of the senior players’ break.

Jürgen told the BBC, “The Premier League asked us to respect the winter break. That’s what we do. If the FA doesn’t respect that, then we cannot change it. We will not be there.”

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Twitter has been divided on the issue.

A Spurs fan accused the boss of behaving like a child.

One supporter claimed it is a new low for the cup, well apart from when Manchester United ignored it completely.

This Kopite pointed out that the first team need a rest, they’ve been relentless all season.

Whilst another suggested that some first team players could do with the run out regardless.

One football fan was confused as to how Jürgen Klopp is the one taking the blame.

With another Kopite bemoaning the ‘misinformed’ criticism of the German.

The ESPN FC Editor Dale Johnson sided with the boss, insisting that the FA are the ones at fault.

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