Shrewsbury accuse 'disappointing' Liverpool of costing them £500,000

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Shrewsbury Town have accused Liverpool of costing them £500,000 after their FA Cup controversy two seasons ago.

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The League One side were furious when the Reds selected a line-up made up entirely of Academy players for the fourth round replay at Anfield in February 2020. It was decided by Jurgen Klopp to field the team as he stuck to his demands his senior players take a winter break.

Klopp was absent as then under-23s coach Neil Critchley managed the side to a memorable 1-0 triumph in front of a capacity crowd.

Speaking in the notes of the club's yearly accounts published this week, the Shropshire Star state club chairman Roland Wycherley claims the League One outfit missed out on at least £500,000.

He also alleges Shrewsbury were not treated properly by Liverpool and complaining about a VAR call that chalked off a goal for Shaun Whalley in front of 8,000 away fans.

Wycherley said: "I am sure this (first) match at Montgomery Waters Meadow will live long in the memory of our supporters.

"Much has been written and said about the ill-fated replay at Anfield, not only were we outdone on the pitch by a VAR decision which to this day we still dispute, but off the pitch the treatment of our club was at best 'disappointing'."

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