Liverpool book their place in the 4th round of the FA Cup with a thumping 4-1 win over League One side Shrewsbury Town at Anfield on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was back in the dugout after missing out on the Chelsea clash due to testing positive for Covid-19. While star full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold missed the clash after testing positive for the virus. Jurgen Klopp made massive changes to the starting line-up. Young academy prospects the likes of Conor Bradley, Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Tyler Morton and Tyler Morton started the game.
Shrewsbury Town showed Anfield by taking the lead in the 27th minute. Daniel Udoh blasted home the first goal of the game from a wicked low ball. The reds weren’t behind for long. Academy prospect Gordon levelled proceeding up at 1-1.
Ryan Bowman goal was ruled out by VAR for a marginal offside call. But Liverpool were awarded a penalty late on in the first half and Fabinho calmly converted from the penalty spot to give Liverpool the lead going into halftime.
The reds looked bright in the second half. Substitute Roberto Firmino converted the 3rd for the reds in the 78th minute. Fabinho added the fourth goal and his second in the game in the third minute of extra time to hand Liverpool the 4-1 win.
Liverpool player ratings vs Shrewsbury
Caoimhin Kelleher – 6
Kelleher did not really have much to do in the whole game. He just made one save in the clash but showed good ability on the ball.
Conor Bradley – 6
The youngster really struggled against Nathanael Ogbeta all game. But he did assist the Liverpool opening goal.
Ibrahima Konate – 6
The centre-half didn’t have much to do in the game and was hardly ever under pressure. But he should have done a lot better to stop Daniel Udoh’s goal.
Virgil Van Dijk – 6
He made a few sloppy passes in the first half and just like Konate should have done a lot better for the Shrewsbury opener.
Andy Robertson – 7
Making his return after the red card against Spurs. He looked solid and made some good runs down the left flank.
Fabinho – 8
The defensive midfielder scored two goals on the night. On top of that, he kept things ticking in the middle of the park for the reds.
Elijah Dixon-Bonner – 6
The youngster looked tidy in possession and made some good passes into the final third.
Tyler Morton – 6
Morton struggled to get into the game early on but grew into the game as the match progressed.
Kaide Gordon – 7
Gordon made history on the day as he became Liverpool’s second-youngest goalscorer when he levelled the scores for his side.
Max Woltman – 5
The striker failed to get himself into the game and was subbed off at the halftime whistle.
Curtis Jones – 6
Jones made some good passes into the attacking third but did not have any real impact on the proceedings.
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