Liverpool to face Chelsea in FA Cup if young Reds pass Shrewsbury test

LFC Globe
28th January 2020
Chelsea vs Liverpool

Liverpool will visit in the , should they run out winners against Shrewsbury Town in their fourth-round replay next month.

The Reds blew a 2-0 lead against Shrewsbury in the fourth round at the weekend as Sam Ricketts' side forced a replay thanks to a brace from substitute Jason Cummings.

Speaking after the game, Jurgen Klopp revealed a Liverpool side managed by U23s boss Neil Critchley and consisting solely of youngsters will take to the field at .

Should Liverpool's young guns progress against the League One side, the Reds will travel to Stamford Bridge in the fifth round.

A potential meeting between the two sides would undoubtedly be the most-anticipated fixture of the round. The fifth-round ties are set to take place in the week starting Monday, 2 March.


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Klopp has often opted to heavily rotate his side in the domestic cups during his time at Anfield. It will be intriguing to see if he changes tact, should the Reds prevail against Shrewsbury.

Liverpool's replay against the Shrews will be on either 4 or 5 February, with the club already announcing heavily discounted ticket prices for supporters.

The usual Liverpool first-team and coaching staff will be on their winter break during that time, with Klopp insisting he is simply following instructions from the .

Meanwhile, were pitted to Sheffield Wednesday, travel to Northampton or Derby and welcome either Tottenham or Norwich to St. Mary's.

Fifth Round Draw

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Sheffield Wednesday vs Manchester City
Reading or Cardiff vs
Chelsea vs Shrewsbury or Liverpool
West Brom vs Newcastle or Oxford
Leicester vs Coventry or Birmingham
Northampton or Derby vs Manchester United
Southampton or Tottenham vs Norwich

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