Shrewsbury set for lucrative FA Cup replay after shock Liverpool draw
Shrewsbury Town have a money-spinning replay to look forward to after providing the shock of the FA Cup fourth round against Liverpool.
Shrews did their fans proud with an incredible comeback from 2-0 down against the Premier League leaders, European champions and World Club Cup winners.
Striker Jason Cummings scored twice in the second half and earned his club a dream trip to Liverpool after the opening goals from Curtis Jones and a Donald Love own goal,
The replay is expected to bring the club another windfall worth well over £100,000, with a crowd of about 50,000 expected at Anfield.
And Town will be in the draw for the fifth round which fans can watch live on the One Show or on Twitter at 7.19pm on Monday.
Shrewsbury and Liverpool will be number 16 of 16 balls set to be selected by former England internationals and Cup winners Teddy Sheringham and Glen Johnson.
A date for the Anfield replay is yet to be set, but will likely be on the mid-week evenings of either February 4 or 5.
That means the fixture will fall in the Premier League winter break and Reds manager Jurgen Klopp suggested after the match that he will field one of his youth sides and no senior players as a result.
Shrewsbury will be given a large allocation in the Anfield Road End and could potentially receive as many as 7,900 tickets - the amount given to Everton for the third round.
Full coverage of Shrews' cup shock:
- Shrewsbury 2 Liverpool 2 – Player ratings
- Shrewsbury 2 Liverpool 2 - match report and pictures
- WATCH: Town fans left speechless after comeback
- Salop fans react to win on social media
- GALLERY: Shrewsbury v Liverpool fan photos
- Jason Cummings says he 'comes alive in the big games'
- Shrewsbury Town 2 Liverpool 2 - as it happened
- Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to play the kids in replay
Several of Liverpool's star players featured at Montgomery Waters Meadow as Klopp attempted to win the match without a replay.
But Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all outshone by fellow substitute Cummings, who had ironically arrived on the pitch to boos due to Callum Lang coming off.
Cummings scored from the penalty spot before finishing past goalkeeper Adrian to the delight of Town fans who had already watched their side miss several one-on-one chances.
The match had been broadcast live on BBC One and after another pitch invasion, jubilant Town fans gathered around the temporary studio where Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer, Ian Wright and Joe Hart were watching.
Who could Shrewsbury draw in the fifth round?
1 Manchester United
3 Southampton or Tottenham Hotspur
4 Sheffield Wednesday
5 AFC Bournemouth or Arsenal
6 Northampton Town or Derby County
7 Leicester City
8 Sheffield United
9 Reading or Cardiff City
10 West Bromwich Albion
11 Norwich City
12 Coventry City or Birmingham City
13 Manchester City
14 Newcastle United or Oxford United
16 Shrewsbury Town or Liverpool