Liverpool will provide a special live TV feed so that Jurgen Klopp can watch his side in FA Cup action on Tuesday.

Neither Klopp nor his first team stars will be involved in the fourth-round replay against Shrewsbury due to their winter break, meaning that Under-23 boss Neil Critchley will be in charge at Anfield.

However, the TV feed will allow the Reds manager to send a half-time message to the young team, just as he did during the Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa in December.

Critchley said: “Jurgen spoke at half-time [at Villa]. It was a message that came through, which I have to say was brilliant at that moment.

“Even though we were going off the pitch thinking ‘we’ve played all right there but we’re getting beat 4-0’ it creates that element of doubt in your mind about whether you are doing the right thing and if you need to do something different.

Jurgen Klopp will not be present for the FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury

“So when you get a message from the manager saying ‘don’t change anything, carry on doing what you’re doing, you’ve been brilliant’, it just clears all that doubt in your mind and you can give that message to the players.

“The message killed every doubt, it settled them right down. It helped everyone at that moment.”

"That option is available (on Tuesday), yes. But that's up to the manager. Another great quality of the manager is he trusts people to do their job.

"The best support he gives the players is he gives them a chance and an opportunity."

Meanwhile, Critchley indicated that he has not decided who will captain his young Liverpool side against their League One opposition, with Curtis Jones and Pedro Chirivella in the running.

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Jones, who scored in each of the Reds' previous outings in the FA Cup this season, will become the youngest captain in the club's history if he is chosen.

Although the 19-year-old captains the Under-23 side, Critchley also suggested that Chirivella could wear the armband again after he led the team at Villa Park in December.

“Curtis has been our captain for the U23s this season but he wasn’t captain in the Aston Villa game because he was away at the Club World Cup,” Critchley said.

“So I shall toss the coin and see which one [player] it lands on. Would he be the club’s youngest-ever captain? Well, he might give me a double-headed coin to flick then.”