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Liverpool squander lead to suffer embarrassing 2-2 draw in FA Cup 4th round tie against Shrewsbury

- Shrewsbury vs Liverpool FA Cup fourth round game ended in 2-2 stalemate

- A goal from Curtis Jones and own goal from Donald Love could have got Liverpool a win

- But Substitute Jason Cummings was the two-goal hero as Shrewsbury produced a stunning comeback to draw 2-2

Shrewsbury vs Liverpool saw the Reds share spoils with the League One side in a thrilling show at Waters Meadow stadium on Sunday evening, January 26.

Liverpool escaped what could have been an embarrassing defeat after their first-half lead saved them a bad moment from the encounter which saw the host pulled a heroic comeback.

Jurgen Klopp rested almost all his big stars and handed club's new boy Takumi Minamino another start, with Digovic Origi and Harvey Elliott leading the attack.

Minamino showed some loads of promises upfront but it was Curtis Jones who handed Liverpool an early through another brilliant finish.

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The 18-year-old grabbed his second FA Cup goal after Chirivella fed him with a perfectly weighted ball which he slotted beyond the goalkeeper.

Shrewsbury put up some daring shows of stubbornness by finding a space between Matip and Williams but Liverpool goalie Adrian was on hand to deny the hosts with an outstretched foot from a close range.

Shrewsbury got their first corner of the game in the 45th-minute but they could not convert it into a goal as the referee brought the first half into a close.

It was also a beautiful second-half start for Liverpool whose lead was doubled thanks to an own goal from Shrewsbury defender Donald Love.

Shrewsbury got back into the game with a penalty after Yaser Larouci fouled in the box, which Jason Cummings fired to the right of Adrian and the hosts pegged one back.

Liverpool made a first change which saw Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain come in for tired Harvey Elliott in the 70th minute.

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But the decision did not pay off as Jason Cummings pulled the trigger again to level the score sheet for the host side with a beautiful finish that left Liverpool defence helpless.

Mo Salah was introduced in the 80th minute but that was not enough as Liverpool failed to progress to the fifth round of FA Cup tournament.

The Premier League leaders will be hoping to seal a move to the next phase in the second leg of the encounter at Anfield.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Manchester City continued their ruthless dominance in England with a massive 4-0 win over Fulham in the FA Cup fourth-round encounter at Etihad Stadium.

Gabriel Jesus's second half-brace and each goal from İlkay Gündoğan and Bernado Silva were all the magic needed to see the English champions past their visitors on Sunday evening.

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