Liverpool Escape Upset By Lowly Shrewsbury In FA Cup Clash

By Daily Sports on January 27, 2020

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Manager Sam Ricketts says Shrewsbury should have won their FA Cup tie with Liverpool after the League One club staged a magnificent fightback to earn a fourth-round replay at Anfield.

Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool looked to be heading into the fifth round for the first time since 2015 after a fine first-half finish by 18-year-old Curtis Jones was followed by Donald Love’s own goal in the opening minute of the second half.

Yet Shrewsbury were excellent throughout and were rewarded with two goals in the space of 10 minutes by substitute Jason Cummings.

Liverpool keeper Adrian was forced to make some excellent saves during a thrilling tie, and Ricketts said: “We carried out the gameplan superbly well.

“After 32 seconds in the second half most teams would have crumbled. In the end my players got at least what they deserved.

“I think it was there to win. We've had the better chances. It wasn't until Jason scored his first we were clinical.”

Some Shrews fans booed when Callum Lang was replaced by Cummings after 60 minutes with Liverpool leading 2-0.

But former Hibernian forward Cummings launched the comeback from the penalty spot after Josh Laurent was fouled by Yasser Larouci before the same player tucked home the equaliser.

Liverpool sent on Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in search of a winner but, on a memorable day for the Shropshire club, Shrewsbury hung on to earn a deserved replay. (BBC)

•PHOTO: Shrewsbury players 

Source Daily Sports

Posted January 27, 2020


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