LFC By The Numbers - Shrewsbury (FA Cup)

by Matthew Taylor

Hey Reds! It's FA Cup weekend and Liverpool host Shrewsbury Town at Anfield on Sunday. This is the third round of the competition, and it is likely that we will see an extremely different Liverpool side than we're used to. This is for multiple reasons including, injuries, illness, absent players, and giving the youngsters a chance. Along with the squad, we could also potentially see another person on the sideline for the Reds. Klopp can only wait until Sunday morning before he knows if he can lead the team, and with Lijnders in isolation, we could potentially see Peter Krawietz take charge for the day. There's never a dull moment with our club! Let's take a look at some notable numbers heading into the game.

1 - Liverpool's opponents are currently playing in League 1, and are currently 14th in the table.

3 - Liverpool and Shrewsbury have played 3 times in their history. The Reds won twice and tied the other time. 

7 - Despite almost sixteen years without winning the competition, The Reds have won the FA Cup 7 times.

39 - Ian Rush is the current Liverpool FA Cup top goalscorer in the club's history. The Welsh legend scored 39 goals in the competition.

2006 - Liverpool last won the FA Cup back in 2006, in an unforgettable comeback against West Ham thanks to Stevie G. I think it's about time the trophy returns back to Anfield.

2020 - Liverpool faced Shrewsbury in the FA Cup as recently as 2020. After a tie in the first match, the LFC's youngsters won the replay.

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