Liverpool are through to the fifth round of the FA Cup having beaten Shrewsbury Town at Anfield. The replay of the tie was shrouded in controversy due to Jürgen Klopp recusing himself and the first team from the fixture in line with the Premier League’s directive. If reports in the Daily Mail are accurate then it is our opinion that the Shrewsbury Town chairman disgraced himself at Anfield.
When The Reds were drawn away to The Salop in the cup it was seen as a cash cow for the League One side.
The minnows forced a replay out of the Premier League visitors, earning themselves even more cash and a trip to Anfield.
There was immediate controversy when Jürgen Klopp declared that no first teamers would take part in the replay as the Premier League had instructed him to ensure his squad played no football during the new winter break.
The game was not broadcast in the UK in part due to The Reds fielding an U23 squad, reducing the amount of money given to each side.
If a report in the Daily Mail is to be believed then we feel that Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley disgraced himself at Anfield.
The paper claim that the executive went on a foul mouthed rant when he heard that Peter Moore was not in attendance at the game, he allegedly also claimed that The Reds had paid the referee off.
The report goes on to assert that he “told anybody who would listen” that Liverpool had cost him £500k with their antics around the replay.
Is this conduct really befitting an executive at an away game? To be launching into expletive tirades when visiting an opposition ground is disgraceful, particularly given that Liverpool donated £35k in gate receipts to the League One side.
We’re sure that Wycherley won’t be welcome at Anfield in the near future.