Liverpool left-back Yasser Larouci faces race to be fit for Shrewsbury replay



Posted Tuesday, February 04, 2020 by PA

Liverpool left-back Yasser Larouci faces race to be fit for Shrewsbury replay

Left-back Yasser Larouci faces a late fitness test for a youthful Liverpool team’s FA Cup fourth-round replay against Sky Bet League One Shrewsbury.

Should the 19-year-old not make it, Adam Lewis – back from a lengthy injury lay-off – could start after two substitute appearances for the Under-23s.

With manager Jurgen Klopp enforcing the mid-season break for his first-team players, Curtis Jones, Pedro Chirivella, Neco Williams and Harvey Elliott are set to start, having done so in the first meeting.

They will be joined by a number of players who featured in December’s Carabao Cup quarter-final against Aston Villa – when the first-team were in Qatar at the Club World Cup – with the likes of defenders Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp Van Den Berg playing.

Shrewsbury skipper Ollie Norburn looks set to miss the game.

The midfielder was sidelined for Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Rochdale after sustaining a knee injury in the first game against the Reds and boss Sam Ricketts said on Friday that Norburn would be out of action for “a week to 10 days”.

Forward Conor McAleny made his debut against Dale but he is cup-tied having played for Fleetwood in an earlier round, although he would have been ruled out regardless having signed for the club after the initial tie had been played.

That rule also means deadline-day arrivals Kayne Ramsay and Harry Burgoyne cannot be involved.

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