Jurgen Klopp has revealed he will not manage Liverpool in their FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury Town as he vows to respect the forthcoming Premier League winter break.
Liverpool threw away a two-goal lead after Curtis Jones opened the scoring and Donald Love netted an own goal as Jason Cummings and Callum Lang scored for Shrewsbury to set up a replay clash at Anfield.
The Anfield replay is scheduled to take place in a fortnight, in the middle of the period the Premier League have set aside for their first winter break, with Liverpool without a game on the weekend of February 8.
Speaking in a press conference after the 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury, Klopp confirmed he will not manage Liverpool in the reply, "Our situation is the following.
"We've known for a couple of weeks, in fact we've known longer, that it would be like this. You cannot deal with us like nobody cares about it.
"I know that 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 that, then we cannot change it. We will not be there. Does that mean I won't be there? Yes. Neil Critchley will be in charge."