Critchley: FA Cup triumph can not define Liverpool youngster's careers

Ruben Hill
February 5, 2020

This formed a part of Bill Shankly's story in 1964-65, a campaign which started as it always did with conversations about Liverpool and an FA Cup curse - a competition the club had never won.

"We played like a Liverpool team and I am so proud of them".

"Prior to the start of the 2019/20 season, all clubs accepted that FA Cup fourth round replays, where required, would have to take place during the first week of the mid-season player break", it told CNN in a statement.

But while Klopp and the first-team players were off elsewhere resting, veteran midfielder James Milner, who has been recovering from injury and so has been at the training ground this week instead of on holiday, played a significant role in the build-up to the game and on the night.

"From the first whistle, the maturity the boys showed to play that game was remarkable".

"The whole occasion, seeing so many Shrewsbury fans there who are absolutely incredible, outstanding from the moment we walked out until the very very end". We want this to be a taste to whet their appetites. I think the answer is "Yes, of course you can".

"As I said it was an unbelievable feeling to captain the boys, but I think the most important thing is that we came away with a win and now we can have our break and look forward to the next round against Chelsea".

"He then said "Can I come in the dressing room?'".

"He was giving words of advice, he was getting right behind the players". He was vocal in the dressing room. He was animated. He was vocal behind me, I could hear him.

"He was genuinely delighted at how the boys performed and I can't thank him enough".

After securing the replay on the back of a 2-2 draw at The New Meadow late last month, manager Sam Ricketts' side failed to register a single shot in the opening 45 minutes.

"I don't think he's available [fit] yet. but he was jumping up and down behind me so I think he was desperate to get on".

"We just couldn't get up to the physicality levels to play a game of football".

"The players are down at the minute because we knew if we got anywhere near our levels we could impose ourselves".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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