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‘Congratulations to them’ – Klopp admits Shrewsbury ‘deserved’ their comeback draw against Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp admitted his side didn’t do enough to win their FA Cup fourth-round tie away to League One Shrewsbury today, the two sides playing out a 2-2 draw at the New Meadow.

Reds boss Klopp made eleven changes from the side that beat Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday, although it seemed like business as usual for Liverpool when highly-rated youngster Curtis Jones slotted home confidently with his left foot after 15 minutes.

Then, after less than a minute of the second half, it seemed like the tie was over as Shrewsbury’s Donald Love scored a bizarre own goal, the former Man United defender stroking the ball past his own goalkeeper from a Neco Williams cross.

However, Sam Ricketts’ side would stage an unlikely comeback with substitute Jason Cummings bagging a brace, the Scottish striker’s goals providing the Shropshire based outfit with a money spinning replay at Anfield.

Speaking after the game Liverpool manager Klopp congratulated the home side, but was clearly unhappy with his own teams performance.

“It’s difficult to win the game,” Klopp told BBC’s MOTD.

”We don’t have enough time to say all the things which weren’t right today.

“We scored a really good goal but apart from that, Adrian had absolutely too much to do. He was brilliant. The counter-attacks they had when we lost the ball…

“They slowed the game down in their formation and we lost the ball in the wrong moments. It just didn’t look like it was 2-0 [to Liverpool] on the pitch. It looked like we were 2-1 down.

“But well deserved for Shrewsbury, it was the minimum they deserved. Congratulations to them.”

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