Many of Liverpool's players flew off to sunnier climates after the weekend league win over Southampton to make the most of the first EPL winter break - Fabinho and Firmino jetted off with their families to the Maldives, Georginio Wijnaldum has been in Dubai, while Adam Lallana relaxed in Miami.
The Welsh youth worldwide has showed a maturity beyond his years in his first appearances in Liverpool colours, and would be the club's biggest goal threat in the win over Shrewsbury from right-back, marauding forward and firing several efforts on goal.
The victor of Liverpool against Shrewsbury will travel to Chelsea in the fifth round, as Neil Critchley will manage these kids once again as they knocked out Everton in the last round with Klopp as the coach. He said that is what he tries to replicate in every game. "He said Chelsea away could be an opportunity for one or two of them and they put in a performance tonight". "That is why he gave us this opportunity and gave me other opportunities along the way and I am sure the rest of the boys will get theirs in time".
"We want it to whet the appetite, to carry on the work they do on a daily basis".
Until then, I don't have a problem with Liverpool fielding a bunch of kids in the next match against Chelsea, just as long as the game doesn't kick-off too late as a lot of them will probably have school the next morning.
However, the responsibility of being a captain did not burden the player and affect his performance during the game that was managed by Under-23 manager Neil Critchley. It's a dream come true. I think that goes for any local lad at the academy now, any player at the academy and even in the first team. What do you think?
"The boys, the coaches, the staff that have trained all week have been absolutely unbelievable and it's a proud moment for me to be the youngest player to captain the Reds".
Asked via iFollow Shrewsbury to sum up the feeling in the dressing room, 34-year-old Edwards replied: "Awful". I can't thank him enough.
After securing the replay on the back of a 2-2 draw at The New Meadow late last month, manager Sam Ricketts' side failed to register a single shot in the opening 45 minutes. "The players the whole week have been sending messages, wishing us luck and texting us individually to tell us what we need to do in our game and how to impress and help the team".
His physical development will perhaps determine his position long term, however, his pace, passing ability and aerial prowess mark him out as one for the future.