Liverpool are within touching distance of glory this term.
The Reds are currently 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League and have a game in hand on second-placed Manchester City. They are now 17 games away from their first league title in more than two decades – and not only that, they are also still in the Champions League and the FA Cup.
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After so many games – the Anfield outfit have already played 35 matches so far this season – a break could do some weary legs in the team the world of good. The Evening Standard’s Liverpool correspondent David Lynch has now revealed that Jurgen Klopp will give his players a week off if they can beat Shrewsbury in the next round of the FA Cup.
#LFC not heading on their usual warm-weather training camp in February despite the introduction of a winter break. Instead, Jurgen Klopp will give his players a well-deserved week off – if they avoid an FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury, that is.https://t.co/PwcxbXjM6W
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) January 16, 2020
That appears to have gone down very well with lots of the club’s supporters.
— Late Night Divock (@the_nYne) January 16, 2020
Good move…let the players have the week off to do what they want…we don’t need team building cos the morale is sky high anyway.
— Nicholas Bannon (@nickybannon1) January 16, 2020
— Roger (@roger_JMD) January 16, 2020
— Mick McConnell (@Mick_MCC7) January 16, 2020
Pleased about this, let the players relax then hard at it when they come back.
— Brad Johnson (@bradjohnson71) January 16, 2020
No need for a warm weather break, let the boys have a week off and rest!!!
— Raz,LFC (@raz2fast) January 16, 2020
If they do get the job done against Shrewsbury, then a break could give them just the time they need to rejuvenate.
One fan is not as confident that this is the right idea though, claiming that they simply need to keep their foot on the throttle for the time being.
Putting the foot off the gas, we need no disruptions, who rests during a marathon race, let them get the job done then they can rest.
— Indigo🇿🇲👊 (@ackym_official) January 16, 2020
The last thing Klopp will want to instil in his side is complacency, so this fan can rest assured that this is not a decision that will have been taken lightly.
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There are others who believe this is extremely bad news for Shrewsbury, with one fan in particular claiming that the Reds are going to “destroy” them.
So, we’re going to destroy Shrewsbury at their home ground. A’ight pic.twitter.com/CeF8WPQ80Q
— Baron 🇳🇬 (@EliasYusuff) January 16, 2020
With a week off as a carrot, that could give the Reds an even stronger desire to win, but it remains to be seen whether this potential decision pays off in the long-term.
In other news, this key battle could decide Liverpool’s match against Manchester United this weekend.