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Shrewsbury Town Manager Reveals Classy Van Dijk Gesture After FA Cup Loss

Shrewsbury Town Manager Reveals Classy Van Dijk Gesture After FA Cup Loss

Liverpool got a bit of a scare early on in their FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town this afternoon.

Having started the game at Anfield in a pedestrian fashion, the visitors would take the lead in the game via a goal from Daniel Udoh.

While Liverpool would take the lead before halftime and ultimately run out 4-1 winners, the League One side gave a good account of themselves and were perhaps a tad unlucky to lose by such a margin.

It would have been a fantastic experience for their squad, who received some praise from Virgil van Dijk after the game.

Speaking after the match, Shrewsbury boss Steve Cotterill revealed that the Dutchman had visited his team's dressing room to congratulate his players on a good performance.

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We would have liked to have had a little bit more of a go at them but it was very, very difficult for us to get the ball.

When you think about that triangle they had in front of Kelleher, who is a good goalkeeper, it’s very, very difficult to get the ball off of Konate, Van Dijk and then Fabinho in the middle of the park. That’s a great axis to build your attacks...

I’m very, very proud of our lads and very thankful to how Liverpool Football Club have been towards us today, from Jurgen Klopp, all the way through their team.

Virgil van Dijk came in our dressing room afterwards, congratulated everyone, said well done, brought his shirt in, shook hands and I thought that was absolutely top, top drawer.

Not only is he a top player, he’s a gentleman. It’s a very good experience for our players today to experience that.

You can’t go away from here and not think that this is a special football club.

A nice touch.

Liverpool will now turn their attentions to the Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal, with the first leg taking place at Anfield on Thursday evening.

They also have the visit of Cardiff City on the horizon after drawing the Championship side in the next round of this competition.

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Gary Connaughton

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