FA Cup: Liverpool stunned by Shrewsbury’s comeback
Substitute Jason Cummings was the two-goal hero as Shrewsbury produced a stunning comeback to draw 2-2 with Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round.
Curtis Jones’ early finish followed by Donald Love’s own goal in the opening seconds of the second half had look to seal it for the Premier League leaders before the drama unfolded.
Josh Laurent won a penalty midway through the second half that Cummings converted and the forward then raced through to earn a replay for the League One side.
Jurgen Klopp turned to Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino in search of a winner but Shrewsbury were good value and pushed hard for a third of their own in a thrilling cup tie.
It was a much changed team from Klopp, as expected, but there was no shortage of quality with Joel Matip and Fabinho returning to the starting line-up after injury.
Fabinho looked shaky in the opening 45 minutes but there was plenty of class on show elsewhere, as was obvious in the build-up to the opening goal.
January signing Takumi Minamino held the ball up well before feeding the impressive playmaker Pedro Chirivella and his fine pass put Jones away to score.
This was the second consecutive appearance that Jones has scored in after his wonder strike against Everton in the third round and he looked bright once again.
But just when it seemed that Liverpool might run away with it, Sam Ricketts’ Shrewsbury side showed they were a threat on the counter-attack through Sean Whalley and Callum Lang.