LIVERPOOL (ENGLAND) – Total clash between Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool and the English federation. Liverpool will not present the first team in the FA CUP replay against the unknown Shrewsbury Town (League One team) but the under 23 youth team. To understand the reason for this decision, just listen to the explanation of Jurgen Klopp himself.
It's a war between Liverpool and the English federation, Klopp: "We won't be in FA CUP …".
“It is not the first time that the federation has lacked respect for us. They actually forced us to leave the Carabao Cup (League Cup) as they put up the game a day before our engagement in the Club World Cup in Qatar. On that occasion we were forced to send the kids. This time, the federation asked us not to organize friendly matches during the winter break of the English football championship.
We honored this request and in fact my players took a few days off. They ask us for respect but they don't give it, they fixed the FA CUP replay during the winter break. First they ask us not to set friendlies, then they place an official commitment.
This is not consistent while I want to respect my players who are deservedly on vacation and for this reason we have decided not to introduce ourselves. The Under 23 players who played 2-2 in the first leg and who also played in the Carabao Cup against Aston Villa (losing five to zero) will play.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano