Minnows Shrewsbury earn Anfield replay with Liverpool


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.”


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