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Jonjo Shelvey Reflects On His Time At Liverpool – A Massive Club

Jonjo Shelvey has been talking about his time at Liverpool after Rafa Benitez signed him in the summer of 2010 before the iconic manager finally left the Reds after a successful six years on Merseyside.

There’s not much doubt that Liverpool is a massive club in all senses of the word.

I remember well in the early 1960s when they were managed by the great Bill Shankly (one of my favorite managers) and he was forming his great Liverpool side at that time.

They were promoted from the second division in 1962 as Champions – 8 points above Leyton Orient in second place.

They were First Division Champions in 1964 after finishing 8th the year before – bitter rivals Everton were Champions.

So it didn’t the Reds too long to become the top club in England at that time and after that – the rest is history.

Jonjo Shelvey – while at Liverpool 2010-2013

This is what Shelvey has said on nufcTV about his time at the Reds:

“It was a good, historic club,” “It was good to play for.”

“I had a few managers in my time there.”

“It was not always easy, and obviously being a young lad moving from London to Liverpool it wasn’t that easy to go straight in and play, but I felt like I did well there.”

“I had the choice whether to leave or stay. I was at the age where I wanted to play more and more games, and I ended up moving to Swansea from Liverpool (in 2013).”

“It was a massive club, and in hindsight, it was a big call to move from Liverpool, but I felt it was the right one at the time.”

“I feel like it paid off, as I ended up playing a lot more games.”

Jonjo is now trying to force his way into the first team after serving a three-match suspension for getting a red card against Spurs.

He could well start on Sunday against his former club.

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5 comments so far

  • Jib

    Sep 29, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 29, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Wiki has Jack Colback scoring five goals for us, I remember his goal against Burnley in Carvers first game which I’m sure was his first. Can anyone remember any of his other four.

  • EllaGuru

    Sep 29, 2017 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #3

    What are people’s thoughts on here regarding a Merino Shelvey partnership against Liverpool? I personally feel that Rafa will err on the side of caution this weekend and start with Hayden (who has been solid so far). However I would really like to see Merino Shelvey given some game time together.

    Does anyone reckon we could go 4-3-3 and play Hayden Shelvey and Merino in the middle? That would be a tasty midfield partnership. Hayden sitting and allowing Merino to roam a bit more, while Shelvey to try and pick out some killer balls from deeper.

  • Jib

    Sep 29, 2017 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    vs LPool and their width would be suicide

  • Malta Mag

    Sep 29, 2017 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #5

    I really would love Shelvey to start with Merino but I can’t see it happening and can’t see Rafa changing the system either as it’s too much of a risk against these lot. I do think Mitrovic being brought back is a possibility as he would unsettle what is a dodgy Defence? I’m hoping we can hold them to a draw but that’s my heart talking. My head tells me we’re in for a difficult afternoon. The one positive note is that I’m making my first trip back this season and as always I’ll be in the Gallowgate. Toon Toon…..


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