Liverpool will have to play one more game in their already busy schedule. It’s gonna be the replay of the fourth round of the FA Cup after a 2-2 draw against third-tier English side Shrewsbury Town, away from home.
The Reds opened a two-goal lead but allowed a reaction from the hosts. Liverpool scored with Curtis Jones, and an own goal, as Shrewsbury Town, counted on Cummings, who scored twice.
With the team completely modified, Liverpool Reserves tried to replicate what the World Champions have been doing. Showing aggressive football whether they play at home or away.
Jurgen’s men broke the halt in the 14th minute. Spaniard Chirivella pulled off a spectacular long-ball to Jones, who fired home past the onrushing keeper. 0-1 Liverpool.
However, the hosts showed bravery and gave goalkeeper Adrian a hard time as well. At their best chance in the first half, Whalley advanced in behind the defense and struck a powerful effort, which Adrian saved with his feet.
After the break, the Reds found a “lucky” goal before the first minute. Jones crossed from the right, and defender Donald Love, all alone, tapped into his own net in an unlucky attempt to clear the ball. 0-2 Liverpool.
After opening 2-0, Liverpool kinda underestimated Shrewsbury Town, and they paid dearly for that.
The hosts did not surrender at any time and, bravely, went on in search of the equalizer. On 64 mins, Laurent got into the area and was brought down by defender Larouci.
Penalty to Shrewsbury. Striker Cummings stepped up and diminished for the home team.
They got gassed up with the goal and went on to press Liverpool, giving the Reds hard times that not even Premier League sides did this season.
The hosts’ equalizer came on 76′. Following a long-ball from the keeper, Cummings got the ball, embarrassed Dejan Lovren with a dribble and rocketed Adrian’s nets. 2-2.
It was a historic goal, that put Shrewsbury Town in conditions to have a trip to Anfield Road, to face the Champions of Europe and of the World. What a story.
On the other hand, Jurgen Klopp – who constantly complains about the busy schedule in English Football, will have to line-up their Reserves once again in the Replay match of the FA Cup.