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Liverpool saved by another controversial VAR call as Shrewsbury star’s HEEL is judged offside leaving fans baffled

LIVERPOOL scraped into the fifth round thanks to ANOTHER marginal and controversial VAR call.

Shaun Whalley thought he had headed League One Shrewsbury in front but the video ref ruled out his “goal” — apparently judging Scott Golbourne’s HEEL to be offside much earlier in the move.

No TV coverage and no screens in the ground meant furious fans were left in the dark.

To make matters worse, Shrews defender Ro-Shaun Williams then headed a 75th-minute own goal to gift Liverpool’s youngest-ever side victory.

Jurgen Klopp, who was absent last night, now faces a tough trip to Chelsea in the last 16.

His youngsters were hailed by the rested first-teamers.

Defender Virgil van Dijk tweeted: “Well done”.

Andy Robertson added: “GO ON THE BOYS #YNWA” while goalkeeper Adrian wrote: “We are @LFC!! And we do it on @EmiratesFACup as well!!”


Under-23s boss Neil Critchley was on the touchline.

He guided a team made up of the Under-23 squad, so that Klopp’s senior players’ winter break would not be interrupted by this fourth round replay.

At an average age of 19 years and 102 days, it was the most youthful line-up in the Reds’ history.

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