Former Player Talks About Returning To “Fantastic” Liverpool – It Will Be A Good Game


Jonjo Shelvey signed for Liverpool back in June 2010 from Charlton Athletic, when Rafa Benitez was still the Reds manager, and Jonjo stayed there for three years before joining Swansea in 2013.

Shelvey has been interviewed on nufcTV today, and he talks about returning to Liverpool for Saturday’s game.

Whether he will be fit to play in that game because of his knee injury – we don’t know – but he will probably be (very) doubtful.

Jonjo Shelvey – in action against Liverpool last October at St. James’ Park

This is some of what Jonjo has said in his televised interview:

“I’ve played in the fixture when I was at Liverpool,.  “Obviously both teams have very passionate fans and the two cities are very similar too.”

“I’m sure it will be a good game. It’s two good sides going at it.”

“Obviously Liverpool have got the Champions League a few days later, but they look like they’re already through in that, so they’ll probably play a strong team.”(that’s a pity)

“But hopefully we can go there and get a result.”

“You always want to go back to a club and win and do well, for obvious reasons.”

“It’s an added incentive, but you have got to see it as just another game as well because you don’t want the occasion to get to you. You’ve just got to take it in your stride.”

“We picked up a good result earlier in the season when they came up here (1-1 draw), but obviously, they’re a fantastic team, with a fantastic squad, a fantastic manager and a fantastic stadium.”

“It’s going to be a tough place to go and play football, but it’s nice to go back there. They’ve had the new stand added on, so It’ll be nice to go back with that now.”

We will be delighted if we can get something out of this game.

Fans will know on Friday during Rafa’s press conference for the game, whether Jonjo will be fit to play at Anfield.

We doubt it.

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88 comments so far

  • toon kk

    Feb 28, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Best to right the Liverpool game off, and think about other games we may have a chance of getting a point here and there from. We’ll be relying on other results for our outcome come the end of the season.
    Fingers crossed.

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 28, 2018 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    I feel confident about this match, I certainly can’t see us taking a shellacking. If we can keep them within sight, we can nick something, but the priority is to protect our goal difference, I feel.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 28, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah just throw in the towel not attempt to nick a valuable point sound reasoning there.

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  • RobLeenio

    Feb 28, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #4

    Lol toon kk – I think we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one.
    😉

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Feb 28, 2018 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #5

    I am assuming we’ll lose, hopefully by no more than a single goal though.

    But there’s no doubt we can win, and I’ll believe it until proven otherwise over the course of the match.
    No doubt we’ll be tight and compact, no doubt the players will be up for it.
    Whether that’ll prove to be enough I don’t know but I’m looking forward to the game.

    If we lose it’s not a game I’ve factored us getting any points from anyway. I just don’t want, or expect, a battering.

    More generally, and far more positively, I can’t see any way that we won’t pick up at least 11 more points.

    We have had sooooo many disappointing draws, and too few lucky wins, more of those draws will turn to wins in the run-in than into losses.
    We’re an improved team to the first half of the season (albeit by the slimmest of margins).
    And Rafa has a knack of finishing well.

    HWTL

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  • A Pain in the Blog

    Feb 28, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Toon kk,

    “Best to right the Liverpool game off…” at #1.

    I don’t think you’re right there, mate. And when is right wrong? Well, when it ought to be write I suppose.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #7

    KK

    Why should we WRITE it off? Good job we didn’t have that attitude v Manu.

    Munster

    Yes Lazaar was a poor buy but he’s a 1.5M poor buy, unlike a 54M Lacazette or a 30M Sissoko for example. Imagine Rafa having 54M to spend on one player. Every manager buys a dud or 3 in their career and at least Lazaar and Sels were very cheap in the scheme of things, ie Everton pay 30M for Pickford.

    I hope Beardo decides to go now with a bit of dignity. This Dawson guy sounds quite impressive and maybe players like Sangare and Ben M’Hanni (if he stays) could thrive.

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  • Bobbybee

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #8

    Well and truly trapped in the house today.
    🙁 Currently driving a Captur and discovered it doesn’t do snow – period. Bloody useless in fact. Back to the Clio next time I think if I stick to Renault.
    Reckon we can shock Klopp at the weekend and nick a point. They’ll be as confident as Manure were and we all know how that ended. They are vulnerable at the back after all. Seems we play better against better teams for periods, so we need to capitalise during those spells. Not writing it off anyway.

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  • jane

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #9

    doesn’t look as if you can turn traction control off.

    http://www.capturownersclub.co.uk/forum/driving-in-snow_topic5220.html

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  • jane

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Liverpool have won 8 and drawn 6 home matches, the draws were against
    Burnley 1-1
    Man Utd 0-0
    Chelsea 1-1
    Everton 1-1
    West Brom 0-0
    Spurs 2-2

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  • toon kk

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Perhaps I phrased that wrong, best not to expect to much from the Liverpool game is more appropriate! But you never know as proven by the man u game.
    Unfortunately I do think we’ll be relying on other results for our outcome though.
    Loved to be proven wrong.
    It’s our inconsistent play that concerns me, it can change during a game as well as from game to game.

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  • Black'n'White'n'BroonAllOver

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Interesting jane. All low-scoring draws. Definitely do-able for a point if we’re on it for 90 mins, and if we could repeat the intensity and concentration we showed against the red mancs we could even nick all three.

    But any point will be a bonus, let’s be honest. Toon kk’s right, we can’t expect a result, but we can expect the players to give it a damn good go.

    And any team going for glory or survival relies on other results as well as on its own. I’m certain ours will be better than at least 3 other teams, probably more.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #13

    If we’re going to write off the Liverpool match , we may as well send a reserve team so as to avoid risk of injury to our 1st team players. I wonder if Rafa has thought along those lines?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 28, 2018 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #14

    During the 1993-94 season, Newcastle United participated in the FA Premier League for this first time. After four years in the First Division, Kevin Keegan’s side were promoted to the Premiership as champions. The return of Peter Beardsley created a prolific striker partnership with the young Andy Cole, the pair scoring 55 goals between them in the Premiership. The club achieved a third-place finish in the league and UEFA Cup qualification – the club’s first foray into Europe since the 1970s.

    https://youtu.be/2vtU4o7dogI

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Andy Cole v L’pool Hattrick!

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  • 1949BH PROUDTOBEAGEORDIE

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #16

    rotunda at 7 ben dawson is one of three nufc coaches who have the highest grade of coaching cert and can manage any team in europe . pb who he was assisting or working alongside is halfway throgh a coaching course at least one grade beneath that. having watched nufc reserves and u 18s at every opportunity highlights etc my personal opinion is that el mahanni is not good enough and victor fernandez is a far better prospect

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  • Bobbybee

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Jane, seriously, can’t even move the bloody thing. There’s zero grip. I would bounce right down the street, off every other car parked up. Found out when we had two centimetres of snow last month. Downright dangerous. Not just me either apparantly. Certainly not prepared to risk even trying from past experience. These blizzards are a convincing argument not to go out. Bad forecast too. Bugger.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #18

    Ola hombres. We’re preparing for another all out effort on Saturday. I’m seeing total commitment. I’m seeing determination. I’m seeing giant knackers! We’ll fight them in the trenches. We’ll fight them in the pubs. We’ll fight them in wor living rooms! Huzzah!!!!!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #19

    Because lads, despite what the scousers are saying we are not toe jam!!!! Harrumph!!!!

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  • beefman13

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #20

    “Protect our goal difference”, what a sorry state of affairs.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #21

    I was just in Beak World buying seed for my condors when I happened to run into Markaccus. He says we are far better than people think. He also claims we have a secret weapon in wor Hoser Loo. That he’s been training and working hard and has developed a shot that bounces off both his legs twice before landing in the onion bag. We need some of that lads. Bring back the Hoser!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #22

    The goal difference is precious!!!! Think of it as gold! Solid gold lads!!! Defend, defend, defend! Work, work, work!!!! Pull out wor best scrambly bits!!!! We can do it! We have the ability to hold that score down lads! Beautiful…..

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #23

    How’s it going Geordie Two? You Canadians must think we’re a load of Drama Queens over here allowing everything to be disrupted by a bit of snow. Particularly when you only have two seasons over there winter and July.

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  • Jib

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #24

    beefman13
    “Protect our goal difference”, what a sorry state of affairs.

    You’re totally discredited
    Jog on weirdo

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Well said bettys mate. We just had a foot of snow in one day over here and you don’t see us wuzzling into wor beers! No! We went out there and shoveled in wor thongs and then drove through horrific snowdrifts and then went out for a session of snow shoeing and then we did it all over again. Now that’s manliness mate!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Is Bobbybee still wuzzling into his beer bettys. Tell him it’s all part of nature’s plan to force him to buy a decent vehicle. Get oot here and challenge the elements Bobby!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Get your thong and wellies on and get things done Bobby!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Just spoke with my Geordie mate Keith down at the curling club. He doesn’t even bother with a thong! He just struts oot into the snow straight from the shower and clears it with his bare hands! Unbelievable manliness over here you lot….

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #29
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #30

    Is anyone over there willing to tell there own amazing stories of manliness in the snow? ……. well?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #31

    Yes! That’s me and Keith bettys! How did you get that shot????

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Markaccus also says we’re just lying low. Hiding in the weeds. It’s all part of the Ashley cunning plan. Once people have written us off we’ll roar! We’ll destroy clubs with wor goal difference! Amazing……

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #33

    It’s the Erik Von Daniken Fan Club! how do you like your beer? Flat?

    What’s your position on UFO’s and space aliens?

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  • Jib

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #34

    C’MON ROCHDALE

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #35

    No I like my Earth flat Tsunki. My position on aliens is that they are here and living among us…… in fact while I was in your hall closet I saw some very suspicious goings on. Why were you speaking into your shoe? Who were those tall beings with 3 legs that came over one night? Hmmmm…..

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #36

    We’re not just toe jam!
    Boom, boom, boom boom boom!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #37

    I think we need two more wins and a couple of draws from the remaining ten. That would give us 37 points. 35 or more should stay up depending on golden goal difference of course.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #38

    I can offer some driving in snow advice. Put a couple of bags of sand in your boot and reduce your tyre pressure for better traction. Put a hot water bottle on the drivers seat before jumping in to prevent screaming when your buttocks meet that cold vinyl or leather.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #39

    G2 you may be disappointed to learn that we in the UK made it to the 21st century. Heated seats are pretty common.

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  • Jib

    Feb 28, 2018 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #40

    Why was the Lamela goal disallowed ?

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