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.