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Liverpool Slash Ticket Prices For Shrewsbury Town FA Cup Replay

Liverpool have slashed their ticket prices for the upcoming FA Cup replay against Sky Bet League One side Shrewsbury Town at Anfield, according to Sky Sports.

Liverpool will charge £15 for adults, £5 for young adults and £1 for children, a stark contrast to the ticket prices for their regular home games.

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp had earlier announced his decision to play youngsters in the FA Cup replay shortly after his team was held to a 2-2 draw by the League One side on Sunday.

U23 coach Neil Critchley would take charge of the side, as he did for the Carabao Cup tie at Aston Villa in December which clashed with the Club World Cup in Qatar.

“In April 2019 we got a letter from the Premier League, I think, where they asked us to respect the winter break, not to organise international friendlies or not to organise competitive games,” said Klopp.

“It means we will not be there. It will be the kids who play that game.

“You cannot deal with us like nobody cares about it. I know it’s not very popular but that’s the way I see it. The Premier League asked us to respect the winter break. That’s what we do. If the FA doesn’t respect it we cannot change it. We will not be there.”

Klopp had faced heavy criticisms for his decision especially from Accrington Stanley chairman, Andy Holt who said the German was “embarrassing himself” and “tarnishing his reputation.”

“You’re killing the FA Cup. There’s calls to kill the Carabao Cup. You’re killing us.” The former English footballer said.

“This is a battle The FA must win or their flagship competition is totally undermined.”

However, Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers has given his support for Klopp, insisting that Klopp has the right to make his decisions.

“He’s well within his rights to [rest his players]. That’s why you have your first-team squad, reserve players and youth players,” he said.

“This week is designed to allow the players to have and go away to recover so to then organise the replays then is ridiculous.

“So Jurgen is well within his rights to pick whatever team he wants to pick. If he’s going to rest all of his players to benefit the club then he’s well within his rights to do that.”

Meanwhile, FA have insisted that it went to great lengths to create an annual mid-season player break, having worked closely with premier league and clubs as well as rescheduled Emirates FA Cup fifth round to midweek and removed fifth-round replays from the calendar. 

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