FA CUP | LIVERPOOL 1-0 SHREWSBURY TOWN

Youngest ever Liverpool XI edge Shrewsbury in FA Cup replay

The youngest starting XI in Liverpool's history beat Shrewsbury Town by the minimum at Anfield to book an FA Cup Fifth Round tie at Chelsea.

Youngest ever Liverpool XI edge Shrewsbury in FA Cup replay
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Liverpool's youngsters vindicated manager Jürgen Klopp's decision to rest his entire first-team squad as they beat third-tier Shrewsbury Town 1-0 in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Anfield on Tuesday.

Own goal enough for Klopp's kids

Klopp was not even in attendance but would have been smiling as Ro-Shaun Williams' comical 75th-minute own goal sealed victory and a Fifth Round tie with Chelsea. Liverpool, whose starting lineup was the youngest in their history with an average age of 19 years and 102 days, had a let-off as Shrewsbury, backed by 8,000 travelling fans, had a goal ruled out via VAR.

Rooney's Derby set up United re-encounter

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Wayne Rooney is set to face his old club Manchester United in the next round after he netted a penalty for Derby County in their 4-2 win over fourth-tier Northampton Town.