Club Owner Wants Liverpool Fined Over Plans To Field Weakened Side In FA Cup Replay

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Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt has called on the FA to Fine Liverpool for their decision to field a weakened team in their Emirates FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town.

Liverpool were forced into a replay by Shrewsbury Town who fought from
2-0 down to draw 2-2 in the fifth round on Saturday.

However, the match is scheduled to be played in 10 days time, which is in the middle of the Premier League’s first-ever winter break.

During his post-match press conference,
Jurgen Klopp revealed Liverpool, along with other top-flight clubs, received a letter asking them not to agree friendlies and schedule any rearranged fixtures during their allotted break.

As a result, he said neither he nor the first-team squad will be involved in the FA Cup replay.

Having already told his senior players they would have the week off, Under-23s boss Neil Critchley will be taking charge of a group of youngsters as they bid to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup.

However Klopp’s decision has…



Source: Complete Sports