Date: 6th February 2020 at 9:10pm
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Jurgen Klopp’s decision to skip Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth-round replay versus Shrewsbury Town has sparked much debate amongst those in the football world and despite the club’s progression to the next stage, it appears former professionals and pundits are queuing up to criticise the German’s stance.

The latest of those is Sky Sports pundit Matthew Upson, who said that “it would’ve been good to see them pay a price for it. I don’t think that would’ve been a bad thing for the FA Cup.”

Were Matthew Upson's comments out of line?

Yes

Yes

No

No

His comments have not gone down well with the Anfield faithful as you would expect, and here is what some of them had to say in response:

What do we think?

As desperate as some are to prevent the FA Cup being seen as a second-rate competition, the reality is we’re arguably already that stage.  For years now, it has played second fiddle to European qualification and that’s largely due to the difference in the financial rewards available to the clubs in contention compared to the amount available to the cup winners.

Klopp’s decision to pass the responsibility of progression on to his youngsters was vindicated by the fact they were able to overcome Shrewsbury Town and set up a fifth-round tie with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.