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Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town

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Liverpool 4-1 Shrewsbury Town

Liverpool advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup courtesy of a 4-1 triumph over Shrewsbury Town at Anfield.

The visitors took a shock lead through Daniel Udoh before Liverpool responded through Kaide Gordon, who notched his first senior goal for the club.

Fabinho then fired the home side ahead from the penalty spot after Ethan Ebanks-Landell handled in the box.

Roberto Firmino ensured that his side would be in the hat for the next round with a sublime backheel before Fabinho notched his second in stoppage time.

Lineup:

LIVERPOOL (4-3-3): Caoimhin Kelleher; Conor
Bradley, Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, Andrew
Robertson; Tyler Morton, Fabinho, Elijah Dixon-
Bonner; Kaide Gordon, Max Woltman, Curtis Jones.

LIVERPOOL SUBS: Roberto Firmino, Adrian, Takumi Minamino,

Konstantinos Tsimikas, Joel Matip, Isaac Mabaya,

James Norris, James Balagizi, Melkamu Frauendorf.

SHREWSBURY (3-5-2): Marko Marosi; Matthew
Pennington, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, George Nurse;
Elliott Bennett, Josh Vela, David Davis, Luke Leahy,
Nathanael Ogbeta; Ryan Bowman, Daniel Udoh.

SHREWSBURY SUBS: Aaron Pierre, Sam Cosgrove, Harry Burgoyne,

Rekeil Pyke, Tom Bloxham, Charlie Caton,

Joshua Daniels, Kade Craig, Saikou Janneh.

Liverpool

Goals:

UDOH PUTS SHREWSBURY AHEAD What a moment for Udoh as he smashes a strike past Kelleher from close range. Ogbeta causes havoc down the left flank once more and he sends another brilliant cross into the box. On this occasion, Udoh is there and he makes no mistake hammering an effort into the top-left corner. The Shrews are in dreamland at Anfield. 0-1.

Gordon produces a composed finish from close range to notch the equalizer. Bradley is played into space down the right flank and he delivers a precise cross for the forward. Gordon takes a good first touch and does not panic under pressure. He places a low strike on his left foot past Marosi into the bottom-left corner with precision. The teenager scores his first senior goal for the club. 1-1.

The Reds complete a first-half comeback as the Brazil international blasts a strike into the bottom-left corner. Fabinho sends Marosi the wrong way and has no issue finding the net to hand the Premier League side the lead. 2-1.

The Brazil international surely sends the Reds through to the fourth round with a delightful backheel from six yards. Shrewsbury fail to clear their lines from Robertson’s free-kick and it allows Fabinho to send Bradley down the right flank. He cuts the ball back for Konate to fire at goal. The defender scuffs his effort towards Firmino, who ensures it finds the back of the net with a great finish with the back of his right heel. 3-1.

The Reds end the game with a flourish as Fabinho scores on the rebound. Tsimikas whips a dangerous free-kick into the box from the right flank that Fabinho attacks. His header is blocked by Pennington, but he pounces on the loose ball to hammer an effort on the half-volley past Marosi from a tight angle. 4-1.

What’s next for Liverpool and Shrewsbury:

Liverpool are next in action against Arsenal in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Thursday at Anfield. Shrewsbury plays Crewe Alexandra in their next outing in League One at home next week.

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