Alan Shearer criticises Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Plymouth

The Newcastle United legend was critical of Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool starting line-up for their FA Cup clash

Alan Shearer claimed that Liverpool paid the price for resting so many players after Sunday’s goalless draw with Plymouth in the FA Cup third round at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp fielded the youngest Liverpool side since 1965 as the German tuned to the likes of Ben Woodburn, Sheyi Ojo, Kevin Stewart and Joe Gomez for the visit of the League Two side.

However, the Merseyside outfit struggled to break down Plymouth in the first half and Klopp brought on England international Daniel Sturridge in search of a winner after the break.

The League Two outfit dug deep and managed to prevent Liverpool from nicking a late winner despite the introduction of Brazil international Roberto Firmino and England midfielder Adam Lallana.

Former Newcastle United striker Shearer was critical of Klopp’s team selection after their stalemate with Plymouth at Anfield.

“I don’t like to see teams resting so many players. We saw it with Bournemouth who are never going to get relegated,” Shearer told BBC Sport.

“Why can’t they try and go out and win this competition? It’s six games to get your hands on the trophy. It’s bitten Liverpool resting so many players, they’ve got another game they didn’t want.”

Liverpool will make the trip to Southampton for the first leg of their League Cup semi-final clash on Wednesday night before taking on Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

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