Shrewsbury eyeing up victory to make up for lost revenue according to Shrewsbury Coach Brian Jensen

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020 11:35am

Shrewsbury Town Goalkeeper Coach Brian Jensen is hoping his side can defeat Liverpool and take home £180,000 trough the FA's Prize Fund

Tonight we could see one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history. Reigning Champions League winners and Premier League Champions-elect Liverpool could bow out of this season's competition to League One Shrewsbury. 

Sam Ricketts' men secured a replay as they fought back from two-goals down at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Curtis Jones' strike and a Donald Love own-goal had the third-tier side down and out but a double from Jason Cummings rescued his side and earnt a famous replay at Anfield tonight.

With this the Premier League's winter break, Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp has decided to take the game off too along with his first-team players, a move fellow manager Martin Allen agreed with.   

The Under-23s are set to play in this fixture and an upset might therefore be on the cards. 

Asked by Love Sport Breakfast if Klopp and his men's absence will make a difference, Shrewsbury Town Goalkeeper Coach Brian Jensen still thinks this game will be tough:

"Obviously we just prepared the best we can. It's not going to be an easy one.

"Like you just said, the gaffer has quite a good few players. So we're just going to go there and enjoy the day.

"We will approach it the same way as we did last time and then see what happens."

Tickets for this game have been reduced and the game was not selected for television coverage. As a result, Ricketts has stated these moves have lost the club around £500,000 in potential revenue. 

Jensen voiced similar annoyance at the chance of missing out on such revenue but believes the club can make up for it by beating the table toppers"

"Yeah of course. It's a little bit of a disappointment but it is what it is.

"Like you said yourselves, you can only down yourselves down, just go to Anfield and just enjoy the day.

Hopefully we get a good result and hopefully we will make the money that way and go through." 

 

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