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.