Liverpool fans are not just celebrating on qualifying to the fifth round of FA Cup after beating Shrewbury Town 1-0, they are celebrating the fact it was a victory clinched by the youngest ever starting line-up in history.
Despite it took 75 minutes for the young side to force an own goal by Shrewsbury’s Ro-Shaun Williams, it proved to be enough to win the game.
Thus, at an average age of 19 years and 102 days, it was the youngest line-up in Liverpool’s history.
It even eclipsed the team that was beaten 5-0 to Aston Villa in Carabao Cup quarter-final which fielded an average age 19 years and 182 days.
Out of 17 players in the squad, only Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott have 20 minutes of experience playing in Premier League.
Jones also became the youngest first-team captain in Liverpool history, playing at the age of 19 years and five days. In comparison, Shrewsbury were captained by 34-year-old midfielder Dave Edwards.
There was even joyous feeling Liverpool reached the last 16 despite the absence of 22 senior players and first-team manager Jurgen Klopp.
The youngsters were given a standing ovation, after securing a hard-fought victory.