Shrewsbury vs Liverpool – Football Live Match Preview

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool,  Shrewsbury Town are hoping for a proper FA Cup giant-killing on Sunday as European and world champions Liverpool travel to New Meadow.

Liverpool are almost certain to add the Premier League title to last year’s haul of Champions League, Uefa Super Cup and Fifa Club World Cup triumphs, but Jurgen Klopp’s side will need a professional performance at League One Shrewsbury.

Date: Sunday, January 26th, 2020

Venue: New Meadow, Preston

Kick-off time: 5pm GMT

Prediction: Shrewsbury 0-2 Liverpool

The Shrews will aim to make life as difficult as possible for Klopp’s men, but expect a relatively controlled away win.

Tickets

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How to watch

TV channel: The match will be televised live for free on BBC One, with coverage from 4:30pm GMT.

Live stream: You can watch the match online for free via the BBC iPlayer, and follow the action on our match blog with David Lynch at New Meadow.

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Head to head (H2H) history and results

  • The sides have met just once before, with Liverpool winning 4-0 at New Meadow in the FA Cup back in February 1996.

Betting Odds

  • Shrewsbury to win: 15/2
  • Liverpool to win: 2/5
  • Draw: Between 9/2

Odds provided by Betfair Exchange. Click here for more odds.

Team news

Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts has a full squad to pick from. Ricketts must decide whether to give either of his January signings a debut in the televised fixture.

Blackburn defender Sam Hart, who has joined on loan for the rest of the season, was an unused substitute for Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Fleetwood.

On Monday Ricketts brought in ex-Bolton midfielder Josh Vela on a two-and-a-half year deal after he was released by Hibernian.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will rest most of his first-team players for the trip to Shropshire.

He is likely, however, to play centre-backs Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip – recently returned from injury – Adam Lallana, if he recovers from illness, Fabinho and Divock Origi.

Naby Keita could also be in line for a comeback after almost a month out with a groin problem after he returned to training.

However, fellow midfielders James Milner (hamstring) and Xherdan Shaqiri (knock) are unavailable.

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