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Liverpool fullback Robertson: Shrewsbury good test for Jones and co

Liverpool fullback Andrew Robertson is full of praise for the club's young players as they chase FA Cup glory today.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is expected to give his frontline stars a breather this afternoon against Shrewsbury Town and that means playmaker Curtis Jones, 18, midfielder Harvey Elliott, 16, and defender Neco Williams, 18, are set to take centre stage once more.

Robertson said: “If we play 11 v 11, then the yellows, as they are, are causing us all sorts of problems and that's why we are ready when it comes to Saturday or Sunday in the Premier League because we have faced very good opposition on the Friday in terms of trying stuff.

“They are playing against a successful team, but they hold their own. They're excellent.

“Maybe people didn't believe us, but when you see the young lads, such as Curtis and Harvey, they are pushing Mo Salah, they are pushing Jordan Henderson in these positions because they are really good and the manager has shown he's not scared to blood them in big games.

“And if they get a run-out again, it will only help their development. They are young, but they add so much to our squad.

“Curtis was on the bench again at Wolves– and so was Neco – these guys are doing so well in training and if they keep the attitude they've got and if they keep growing in terms of quality and confidence, then they are going to have big careers. If they do play at Shrewsbury, it will be another big step for them."

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