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Under-strength Liverpool thrash Shrewsbury Town to reach FA Cup fourth round

Under-strength Liverpool thrash Shrewsbury Town to reach FA Cup fourth round

Under-strength Liverpool had to come from behind at Anfield against League One Shrewsbury Town to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup.

The seven-time winners were shocked by Daniel Udoh’s opener for the visitors.

But teenager Kaide Gordon quickly levelled, before Fabinho fired the Reds ahead for the first time with a penalty for handball just before the break.

Substitute Roberto Firmino’s backheel wrapped up an ultimately emphatic win before Fabinho scored his second.

The Brazil midfielder’s penalty to put his side ahead was his first goal at Anfield since 24 June 2020, the day Liverpool lifted their first league title in 30 years in an empty stadium.

And his second iced the cake for Liverpool as, with a side containing five youngsters, they were much more efficient in beating Shrewsbury than they were two seasons ago, when they were taken to an Anfield replay.

Their only jolt came when Nathanael Ogbeta delivered a superb low left-wing cross and Udoh drifted in unmarked at the near post to poke home right-footed from close range for his 10th goal of the season.

However Shrewsbury’s lead – and their dream of causing the shock of the third round – lasted just seven minutes and Gordon’s cool finish was the signal for Liverpool to take charge.

Source: BBC

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