The German tactician continued to be attacked after making a statement that boycotted the long-standing boycott of England’s tournament.
Accrington Stanley Club chairman Andy Holt called Klopp a football humiliation, after coach Jurgen Klopp vowed he would not lead Liverpool to play the match against Shrewsbury on February 5. “Klopp has spit on the honor of a long-standing English league,” Andy Holt wrote on his personal page. “He would rather go to the toilet than attend the replay in the FA Cup fourth round.”
After Shrewsbury Town held a 2-2 draw in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Liverpool was forced to play again with the League One team at Anfield on February 5. Coach Klopp said he will not be attending this match, instead he will be with Liverpool’s first-team team with a planned 2-week winter vacation.
‘The Kop’ appointed the reserve team, under the guidance of coach Neil Critchley to play against Shrewsbury. Earlier this week, Andy Holt also attacked Klopp and called the German coach a “disgrace”. The president of the club playing in League One demanded that the German Football Association (FA) be punished by the German coach. The FA Cup is the oldest football tournament in the world, dating back to 1871.
In December 2019, Liverpool was in the same situation when they had to play two consecutive matches in three days, in the League Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup. Klopp sent the youth team to play in the League Cup and lost to Aston Villa 0-5, while the first team participated and won the FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.