Shrewsbury Town set up a fourth-round FA Cup bout with Premier League leaders Liverpool last night after Aaron Pierre’s 89th-minute goal ensured a 1-0 victory over Bristol City.
The League One outfit prevailed against the odds to set up a meeting against the Reds on Sunday, January 26. It will be the first time the clubs have met since 1994 when Roy Evans’ Liverpool recorded a 4-0 victory at Gay Meadow in the same stage of the competition.
Jurgen Klopp has never progressed beyond the fourth round of the world’s oldest cup competition and will look to put that right on the fifth time of asking.
Shrewsbury meanwhile, secured their passage to the fourth round of the FA Cup for a second consecutive season. Goalscorer Pierre was at hand to rub salt in the wounds of the Robins who opted to not sign the Grenada international following a trial in 2017.
Pierre’s 25-yard piledriver came back to haunt the Championship side and also deny Lee Johnson the opportunity of hosting the European champions in a week’s time.
Tuesday evening’s victors did not waste an opportunity to pile further misery to their opponents who were unwavering favourites going into the clash. Not long after the final whistle, Shrewsbury’s Official Twitter account has trolled the club for their decision to let their FA Cup hero go three years ago.
Fittingly The Shrews would use their fourth-round opponents as their inspiration for the mockery after Lucas Leiva’s infamous ‘unluckeee’ video was used after the club found City’s tweet from 2017 that confirmed Pierre would not be signed by the club.
— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) January 14, 2020
The club’s official Twitter account quoted the video with: “You win some you lose some. #Salop”