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STAR PREVIEW: Shrewsbury Town v Liverpool

Liverpool can do no wrong this season and Jurgen Klopp’s men can make it to the fifth round of the FA Cup by knocking out League One Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.

Shrewsbury Town v Liverpool
FA Cup Fourth Round
Kick Off: 17:00 BBC One / BBC iPlayer

(Maximum 10 matches, Since 2010)
1st Meeting Since 1996 in all comps

Shrewsbury earned this tie in the most brilliant fashion, grinding their way to a replay against Bristol before Aaron Pierre slammed a 25-yard drive into the bottom corner with 89 minutes on the clock. It was classic fairy-tale FA Cup action and Shrewsbury deserve a huge amount of credit for an excellent performance in which they had the majority of the game’s best chances.

Daniel Udoh and Callum Lang forced City keeper Dan Bentley into fine saves on either side of half time whilst Sam Rickett’s side created a number of other dangerous moments, and nobody can deny them their place here.

They will be encouraged by the potential for Liverpool to play a very young side, as they did against Everton in the third round, but that alone is unlikely to be enough to stop Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp made nine changes from the side that increased their Premier League lead to 13 points with victory over Sheffield United just three days before their third-round tie including debuts for Takumi Minamino and Nathaniel Phillips.

Everton dominated the first half and should have been ahead by half time, but they played a full strength Premier League team in what should have been a successful bid to end a cursed Merseyside Derby run. Shrewsbury impressed against Bristol on two occasions in the previous round but Shrewsbury are 16th in League One and this looks to be a good opportunity for Liverpool’s youngsters, including Harvey Elliott, Neco Williams and Curtis Jones, to show what they can do. Liverpool drew MK Dons in the early rounds of the EFL Cup, sent a young team, and won 2-0, which makes a similar sort of result appeal here.

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