Jurgen Klopp fielded an U-23 side in the FA Cup clash against League One side Shrewsbury Town last week. However, The Manager refused to show up either for the mid week game.
Klopp refusal to show up for a competition meant for the first team has earned him wide criticism and Ex Manchester City and Three Lions right back Danny Mills is the latest air his view.
“If you’re the manager of a football club, you don’t suddenly go ‘well, actually I can’t come in just for one game’, just to be there, be at the game, and that’s what I didn’t like,” he told talkSPORT.
“He didn’t have to take the team, didn’t have to do the tactics, didn’t have to do the training. Fly in, be there, support his young players who are trying to impress him, and then fly back out again. It’s very, very doable.
“I had no issue with him playing the kids, I don’t mind that in the slightest because Liverpool have been sensational this season.
“Jurgen Klopp has been amazing, and they deserve the right to pick whatever team they want to pick. They played a weak side against Everton and managed to get through.
“I don’t have an issue with playing the kids, but the manager should be there to support his own players first and foremost.
“Some of those players might not play in Liverpool’s first team for a long, long time. It was there opportunity to impress the manager and he was sat somewhere watching it on a laptop, I don’t quite get that.”