Shrewsbury Town have lashed out at Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp for spoiling their FA Cup experience earlier this season.
In a club statement from the Shrews (relayed via @LFCTransferRoom), they have opened up on their exit from the competition at the hands of a youthful Liverpool side.
Back in February, Klopp opted to put youth coach Neil Critchley in charge of the fourth round replay, where he fielded a squad with an average age of 19. The previous fixture ended 2-2 and it was the Reds who snatched the win the second time round.
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However, Shrewsbury have a lot to say on the matter. “Immediately following the match, Klopp ruined what should have been a wonderful moment for our club by making public statements that he and all of his first-team would not attend the replay at Anfield,” the statement read.
Klopp had prioritised Liverpool’s ‘winter rest’ period over playing his first team members in a match he seemingly thought they could win with ease.
Fans are hitting back at Shrewsbury’s statement, with one supporter tweeting: ‘We don’t owe you anything’.
Sense of entitlement is crazy. We don't owe you anything. This is like crying because the girl who smiled at you won't go on a date with you
— W32 D5 * (@w32d5) June 11, 2020
— Adam (@fozel4) June 11, 2020
Lol he’s LFC manager, so he did what was in the best interest of his club. This is elite sport not charity.
— Zain (@stfugretchen) June 11, 2020
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— Chuggernaught (@Chuggernaught5) June 11, 2020
I fail to understand why Strewberry are Still crying about this Honestly its Ridiculous just move on from it
— Justin Cole LFC* (@JustinC94019825) June 11, 2020
Couldn’t even beat the reserve team and yet they are complaining of not fielding the strongest team.
— Jaziz (@jaziz1989) June 11, 2020
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