Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was “delighted” as the youngest team in the club’s history defeat Shrewsbury to reach the FA Cup fifth round.
Klopp decided to miss the fourth-round replay because it fell during the Premier League’s winter break.
“There was a message at half-time and and at full-time [from Klopp],” said under-23s boss Neil Critchley.
The message reads: Chelsea away could be an opportunity for one or two of the young lad that put in a performance tonight.”
James Milner offered to stay back to support the young lads.
“He trained with us yesterday and he asked whether he could come along,” said under-23s boss Neil Critchley, who oversaw the game for Liverpool.
“He gave words of advice to the players. He was vocal in the dressing room. He was animated. He was vocal behind me, I could hear him.”
An own goal by ‘Ro-Shaun Williams’ was enough to send a Liverpool side to the Fifth-round of the FA Cup.