‘Fair play should have won’ – These Liverpool fans are full of respect for Shrewsbury Town after a thrilling FA Cup tie

Cup fever gripped Shrewsbury yesterday after Sam Ricketts men staged a second-half comeback to seal a money-spinning replay with Liverpool at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp made multiple changes from the side that beat Wolves on Thursday night, and his young team eased into 2-0 lead after an excellent finish by eighteen-year-old Curtis Jones and an own-goal by Donald Love in the opening minute of the second half.

However, Salop were rewarded for a fine display when substitute Jason Cummings netted twice in ten minutes, including converting a controversial penalty to earn the League One outfit a well-deserved replay and spark delirious scenes at the New Meadow.


FA Cup replays have become a controversial subject in recent weeks. Some Premier League managers and high profile pundits such as Gary Lineker and Jim White have called for them to be scrapped, and the reaction of Klopp after the game only added to fuel to the fire.

The Liverpool boss said he would not be in the dugout for the game, and the club will field no first-team players, so respecting the upcoming winter break and protecting the welfare of his tired players.

Fortunately, many Liverpool fans showed a touch more humility when they took to social media to react to the result. Most Reds were very complimentary to Shrewsbury and, in a spirit of respect lost on many of those in positions of influence in the game, complimented them on earning a replay. Most understood the game would make their less illustrious opponents the sort of money that could have a lasting positive impact on the club.

Here is a small selection of responses to the result by Liverpool fans on Twitter.



1 Comment

  1. Great game and great spirit. Well done The Shrews. You deserve the replay at the very least. The replay offers the Liverpool youngsters an opportunity to redeem their reputation. Looking forward to a good game.

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