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Ollie Norburn Pre Liverpool

23 January 2020

Ollie Norburn looks ahead to Sunday's Emirates FA Cup clash with Liverpool.

Shrewsbury Town next welcome Liverpool Football Club to the Montgomery Waters Meadow for a fourth-round Emirates FA Cup fixture.

Town will welcome the World and European Champions to Shropshire after progressing past Bristol City in the previous round – earning a fourth-round tie against Premier League opposition two years running.

Town midfielder Ollie Norburn is relishing the opportunity to take on Jurgen Klopp’s team and is excited to play in front of a sold-out home crowd.

“I am looking forward to it,” said Town’s number eight. “It has been a decent few days of training. We’re back in Friday and Saturday and will be preparing for the big game.

“It’s a real honour to walk the team out and a privilege – I am looking forward to it. It’s a massive game for the supporters, for the fans and the Club. Us as players are certainly looking forward to the game.

“I think we have earned the right to be in this tie, especially with the two games against Bristol City. Let’s hope we can cause an upset or earn a nice replay at Anfield.

“A lot of us haven’t come up against a team like Liverpool. Even the senior lads like Dave Edwards are looking forward to the game and the occasion. It’s not just Liverpool Football Club we are playing against, we are playing the current World and European Champions.”

Ollie is expecting an extremely tough test against the Reds but hopes Salop can make the Town proud.

“We have a lot of new faces in the squad who won’t have experienced the Wolves and Stoke games,” said Ollie. “We all want to create new memories this year and I think this is one of the best ties the Club could have wished for.

“It’s one that everyone is looking forward to and I know the fans are too. They will be out in numbers, so let's get behind the boys and give it a real good go.

“Training has been really good with high intensity. We are all focused on the task in hand. We know we are major underdogs, but we kind of like that. Let's see if the young Liverpool lads fancy it when it’s nice and cold out on the Shrewsbury pitch.”


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