Shrewsbury v Liverpool


On Sunday evening, Shrewsbury Town host Premier League runaway leaders Liverpool at Montgomery Waters Meadow, in the FA Cup fourth round.

Shrewsbury are currently midtable in League One, closer to the play-off spots than the relegation zone after a mixed campaign in the third tier of English football. Last time out, they drew 2-2 at Fleetwood.

The Shrews have a solid recent record in the FA Cup. Not only are they unbeaten in five games in the competition this season, but the home side has also lost just once in their last 12 matches in the FA Cup.

Shrewsbury are also unbeaten in their last 12 home matches in the famous old competition. Their recent home games in the FA Cup have been low-scoring with under 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last nine matches. That could change in this game, depending on the team Reds boss Jurgen Klopp selects.

Liverpool continued their seemingly relentless charge to the Premier League title on Thursday night by recording a 2-1 win over Wolves at Molineux. The means that the Reds have won their last seven games in all competitions.

However, Klopp’s team does have a rather patchy record in this competition, as they have lost three of their last five matches in the FA Cup. Last time out, though, they recorded a 1-0 third-round win over neighbours Everton, despite fielding a team of youngsters and fringe players.

Team News

Shrewsbury only likely absentee is full-back Ryan Sears, who is set to be ruled out due to a knee injury.

Liverpool boss Klopp is likely to name another much-changed team for this game with likes of youngsters Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones starting for the Merseysider’s.

Match Prediction

Shrewsbury are unlikely to make it easy for the Premier League leaders. However, whatever team Klopp names, they should book their place in the fourth round pretty comfortably.

2/5 Odds


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