GALLERY: Shrewsbury v Liverpool fan photos
Blue and amber afro wigs, jangly hats and inflatable trophies were out in force as Shrewsbury Town fans threw their support behind the club for its heroic draw against mighty Liverpool.
Sam Ricketts’ men earned a shot against Jurgen Klopp’s World, European and, in all likelihood, soon-to-be English champions in the fourth round of the FA Cup by beating Bristol City at Montgomery Waters Meadow in round three. And the Blue and Amber faithful returned to pack out the Meadow more in hope than expectation.
So they could scarcely believe their eyes when super sub Jason Cummings rose from the bench to fire home two precious goals and earn a replay at Anfield.
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Hundreds of supporters lined up outside the players’ entrance more than two hours before kick-off in the hope of getting a picture, an autograph, or maybe even just a close-up glimpse of the Anfield men when they arrived in their red coach.
Footballing royalty including Kenny Dalglish, Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Ian Wright – as well as Shrewsbury’s own Joe Hart – all descended on the town.
Mazz Richards and her partner Lynne Wilde, from Springfield, Shrewsbury, were “bouncing on the sofa” when they heard that the Shrews had drawn their illustrious visitors in the cup.
Mazz said: “I’m a Liverpool fan as well as a Shrewsbury fan, so I’ve been so excited. I can’t wait to see Klopp, he’s an excellent manager.”
Barry Bennett, who is a Shrewsbury season ticket holder who goes to games with his daughter Emma, said: “I’ve been supporting since I was about 11. This has got to be the biggest, they’re the World and European champions.”
Afro-wearing pals Eddie Groom and Eddie Benskin travelled from Leicester to get behind Shrewsbury.
The former said: “We get called a couple of clowns but who cares? We’ve had a few beers to calm our nerves.”