Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is currently under fire from England’s FA thanks to his decision to treat the cup as secondary as can be and the people in charge won’t hear none of it.
The German has repeatedly stated that the cup replay between Liverpool and Shrewsbury which got triggered no thanks to his B team’s inability to protect a two-goal lead won’t be overseen by him and none of his squad will be available.
The former Mainz coach instead says just like the league cup game against Aston Villa was overseen by the club’s under-23 coach, the replay against Shrewsbury will play out in a similar manner.
Klopp does not like fringe cups. Ever since he arrived England, challenging for the Premier league trophy and attempting to rule Europe has been his and the club’s topmost priority. The Reds lifted the European title and is about to rule England this year
The FA and their cup keep behaving like one weird old lonely man in the neighborhood that never got married. No one is ever comfortable putting out their first eleven onto the pitch on rounds especially the clubs in the first division and it is for a good reason. Manchester United’s trip to Tranmere Rovers is a clear example of how bad a football pitch can be and the Red Devils were forced to take the risk of getting injured. Against their will.
Liverpool and everyone at the club are backing Klopp. The club chiefs have come out to say they support the employee’s decision to respect the league’s winder break even in the middle of all sorts of opposition and accusations.
Only small teams thrive in such competitions annually. Big teams are just forced to face the smaller guys against their own will.