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27-01-2020 | 22:09 Football

BREAKING: FA responds to Jurgen Klopp’s decision NOT to take part in the FA Cup 4th round REPLAY 

FA have made an official statement concerning FA Cup 4th round replays after Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has announced the senior squad will not play against Shrewsbury Town at Anfield Road.  German head coach has told media that they youth team will play in the cup match, while senior squad will use the opportunity to rest, as Premier League will introduce winter break for one week for the first time.  The official statement says: (via LiverpoolECHO): "The FA went to great lengths to create an annual mid-season player break, working closely with the Premier League and its clubs." "It is a new and significant addition to the English football calendar and is designed to benefit clubs and their players. "This allowed the Premier League room in its calendar to have a split round of fixtures over two weekends. "Prior to start of the 2019/20 season, all clubs accepted that Emirates FA Cup fourth round replays, where required, would have to take place during the first week of the mid-season player break. "This will only affect a small number of clubs due to the split of Premier League fixtures in the mid-season player break."
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Source - LiverpoolECHO

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