Liverpool v Shrewsbury Town, 04 February 2020

Score1-0 to Liverpool
RefereeAndy Madley
CompetitionFA Cup 4th round replay
VenueAnfield
Attendance52,399
Kick-off delayed by 15 minutes to 8.00pm due to traffic congestion.

1 Liverpool

Manager: Neil Critchley

0 Shrewsbury Town

Manager: Sam Ricketts

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher
Defender Ki-Jana Hoever
Defender Adam Lewis
Defender Neco Williams
Midfielder Jake Cain
Midfielder Pedro Chirivella
Midfielder Leighton Clarkson
Midfielder Harvey Elliott
Midfielder Curtis Jones
Forward Liam Millar

Starting lineup:

Substitutions:

Joe Hardy for Liam Millar 82
Morgan Boyes for Leighton Clarkson 90
Ejijah Dixon-Bonner for Harvey Elliott 90

Substitutions:

Cards:

Neco Williams 40 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vítězslav Jaroš
Defender Morgan Boyes
Defender Tony Gallacher
Defender/Midfielder James Norris
Midfielder Ejijah Dixon-Bonner
Midfielder/Forward Jack Bearne
Midfielder/Forward Joe Hardy

On the bench:

Comments:

This tie was played during the Premier League's first-ever winter break. With the senior squad rested, Under-23s coach Neil Critchley was placed in charge of this youthful team. Manager Jürgen Klopp chose not to attend the game. With an average age of 19 years and 102 days, this became Liverpool's youngest-ever starting line-up in all competitions. The previous record had stood for less than two months; 19 years and 182 days in the League Cup 5th round tie at Aston Villa on 17 December 2019. Aged 19 years and five days, Curtis Jones became the Reds' youngest-ever captain in a senior game. The previous record had been held since 1 September 1900 by Alex Raisbeck in a League Division One game against Blackburn Rovers (aged 20 years and 250 days). [c/o Ged Rea] Liverpool's goal was an own goal by Ro-Shaun Williams after 75 minutes.

Comments:

Shaun Whalley scored after 58 minutes but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review due to an offside decision.