With no senior players available and injuries restricting him in some areas, Critchley has still been able to field a strong youth side to face their League One opposition.
Pedro Chirivella should take up the No. 6 role as his revival campaign continues, having stayed at the club beyond the end of the January transfer window.
Joining Chirivella in midfield are under-18s staples Leighton Clarkson and Jake Cain.
Jones has been confirmed as captain, making him the youngest-ever player to wear the armband for Liverpool.
Critchley’s bench includes the likes of Elijah Dixon-Bonner, Jack Bearne and Joe Hardy, with the returning Vitezslav Jaros serving as backup goalkeeper.
“We’re talking about how we can do well and the things that we’re going to need to do well to give ourselves an opportunity of being in the game,” he said.
“Is there maybe more pressure now on Shrewsbury to win the game because of the team that we have out? Possibly. But that might work in our favour.”
Liverpool: Kelleher; Williams, Hoever, Van den Berg, Lewis; Chirivella, Clarkson, Cain; Elliott, Jones, Millar
Substitutes: Jaros, Boyes, Gallacher, Norris, Dixon-Bonner, Bearne, Hardy
Shrewsbury: O’Leary; Williams, Pierre, Ebanks-Landell; Love, Goss, Edwards, Golbourne; Laurent, Whalley, Lang
Substitutes: Murphy, Beckles, Sears, Walker, Udoh, Cummings, Hart