Unfortunately we have a foreign manager who just doesn't understand the the F.A. Cup. We would have only had to win 6 games in a row in this competition, to have our first silver ware under his management.
Don't get me wrong. I love the guy to bits, but he just doesn't understand the romance of F.A. Cup.
I believe he perfectly understands the importance of trophies and he had a strategy in place. He might not have been so enthusiastic about the FA cup due to circumstances.
In his first season, he went all out for the league cup, which would also require the team to win 6 games in the competition. In the second half, it was choosing between the Europa and FA and he chose the former. Unfortunately, the team was defeated in the final of both the competitions.
In the second season, if I am not wrong, we were on a high in the new year after defeating City 1-0 at home. There were whispers of the team challenging for the title. A shitty January and some injuries may have forced his hand. Also, it was very important to qualify for the CL as it would have translated to strengthening the squad by buying better players.
In the third season, we had to further consolidate our position in the CL. I would have wanted him to give it a go during that season. But, with the competition played in the business end of the season and with a stretched squad he may have had choices to make.
Klopp is every bit a romantic as any other fan. It is the reason why he wanted to manage Liverpool FC. FA cup would be wonderful. But, I can definitely understand his decision to not take the FA cup seriously even though I don't really like his POV.