Jonjo Shelvey has yet to start for Newcastle since he was sent off in our first game against Tottenham last month.
Jonjo could start the game against Liverpool tomorrow and most fans would like to see him partner young Mikel Merino in central midfield if only to see how they can play together.
Mikel could play the holding midfield position and the 21-year-old has the class to also play as the attacking central midfielder.
Jonjo Shelvey – could start against Liverpool
In his press conference yesterday for the game tomorrow Rafa was asked if he would play Mikel and Jonjo together and whether Shelvey would start.
This is what the manager said:
“You always try to find the balance between your attack and your defense, and we will try to do that.”
“Obviously, we know that Jonjo is a great player, so if he is doing well in a game, it means that the team will be playing well.”
“He will have a chance, for sure, to impress. I don’t know if it will be from the beginning in this game or maybe another one.”
“I don’t want to give any clue to Jurgen – but he’s an important player for us.”
“We try always to win. I am not thinking about anything else other than trying to get three points.”
“After it depends on how the game goes – maybe one point is good enough – but at the beginning, just try to get three points.”
We have to hope that Liverpool are not at their best tomorrow and we are.
If that happens then we have a good chance to win the game.
And the Geordie fans are split on the result tomorrow.
What do you think?