Wembley

Next Game

A Villa v Liverpool

Sunday, 19 April 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Semi-Final

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 0 Newcastle

Monday, 13 April 2015, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Shelvey reveals Gerrard advice

Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey says Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard advised him to remain at Anfield rather than head to south Wales.

Last Updated: 16/09/13 at 11:12 Post Comment

Jonjo Shelvey (r) with Steven Gerrard at Anfield last season

Jonjo Shelvey (r) with Steven Gerrard at Anfield last season

The 21-year-old Romford-born midfielder left Merseyside in July in the hope of securing more first-team football following three years with the Reds.

Shelvey said: "I said to him (Gerrard) that I might have to go elsewhere to get football.

"He told me 'stay here, you'll get your chance' and it was great to hear that from him but I felt I needed to get away.

"You probably think I'm mad because that's turning him down to stay there but I felt I had to come away to play.

"I'm lucky that I've found my feet at a club like Swansea."

However, Shelvey paid tribute to Gerrard who he says has been a major influence on his career.

Shelvey added: "I've always tried to emulate him as a player. He has always been my favourite player but I suppose there comes a time in your life when you can't copy him. You have got to be your own player.

"I'm not going out there every game and saying 'I've got be like Steven Gerrard'.

"I play the way I play and if that's the way he plays, then brilliant because I'd be happy to have half the career he's had."

Swansea entertain Liverpool on Monday evening at the Liberty Stadium, a match that will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD (7.00pm).

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Everton 1-0 Swansea: Roberto Martinez insists Romelu Lukaku is the club's designated penalty taker

Everton boss Roberto Martinez insisted Romelu Lukaku is the only penalty taker after his side's 1-0 win over Burnley.

Reading 1-2 Arsenal: Adam Federici's extra-time gaffe sends Arsenal to FA Cup final

Adam Federici's extra-time error gifted Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Reading and a place in the FA Cup final.

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United: Eden Hazard winner sends Blues 10 points clear

Eden Hazard scored the only goal as Chelsea beat Manchester United 1-0 to move 10 points clear at the top of the table.

Mail Box

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

Mailbox: The Pros And Cons Of FFP

The mailbox has gone a little bit serious as they debate the pros and cons of FFP. Does it create a closed shop or opportunity? Plus, POTY nominations and...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company