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Jason Cummings post Liverpool

27 January 2020

Jason Cummings reflects on Town's 2-2 draw against Liverpool in the Emirates FA Cup.

Shrewsbury Town welcomed the European and FIFA Club World Champions to the Montgomery Waters Meadow for a fourth-round FA Cup fixture last evening.

Town shocked the world and managed to earn a draw against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to secure a replay fixture at Anfield.

Jason Cummings was the hero on the night as he scored two goals against The Reds as a second-half substitute – pulling his team back from two goals down.

The forward was delighted to have helped cause a cup upset and is looking forward to the replay in Liverpool. He said: “I am absolutely buzzing. I am delighted for the boys. We have worked hard and I am delighted for the Club as well.

“We got a well-deserved replay at Anfield and we will all be looking forward to that. I have been working on my fitness in the last few weeks and I feel like I am a lot sharper.

“The manager can hopefully now put more trust in me and I can get a few more starts. Sam has been brilliant and the lads have all worked really hard. I’m surprised that we aren’t higher up in the league.

“We are a good team and have some really good players. We showed that today against the best team in the World, although most of the big players didn’t play. We showed what we are capable of.

“It’s not often you get the chance to take a penalty against Liverpool. I feel like I come alive in big games – it gives me that extra buzz.”

Jason was pleased Salop were able to pull off a cup upset against the Premier League front-runners and feels Town’s fans spurred the team on.

“The scenes at the end were class,” said the forward. “It was good for the fans, they came in their numbers today. Everything we do is for them and I hope they enjoyed their night.

“Hopefully they will turn up at Anfield, that will be another good day out – it’s all for the fans. We are back to league action and need to concentrate on that now. You have to play who is in front of you.

“Last night was good for the fans and good for the Club – it’s good for everyone. The FA Cup is quality. Take away the Premier League, it’s the biggest cup in English football.

“Everyone wants to get their hands on it and we will go as far as we can. We will take some positives from tonight and go into the next game with confidence.”


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