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Shelvey shines for five-goal Reds

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Liverpool escaped with their 41-year unbeaten record against Swiss teams intact but a sloppy defensive performance almost cost them in a thrilling 5-3 victory over Young Boys in the Europa League.

That Brendan Rodgers' second-string side, which included a trio of debutants - two of whom were teenagers - scored five times was something of a surprise considering the struggles of the first-team this season.

They were given an early helping hand thanks to a comical own goal from Juhani Ojala and Andre Wisdom scored on his debut after Raphael Nuzzolo had equalised. But Ojala then headed in at the right end and Gonzalo Zarate made it 3-2 before the match turned around again when Sebastian Coates headed in and then Jonjo Shelvey scored twice.

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Europa League
Jonjo Shelvey
Sebastian Coates
Football
Premier League
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