Monk believes Shelvey's move to Newcastle can offer the motivation he needs to perform.
"He's the only player I've played with that could come close to Steven Gerrard," says Elliot.
Jonjo Shelvey is back to being the next Steven Gerrard. He's certainly won Moussa Sissoko over.
Steve McClaren hailed Jonjo Shelvey as Newcastle's difference maker after the 2-1 victory over West Ham.
A player capable of both ridiculous and sublime joining a club with the same trait. What could go wrong?
Next on the list has to be a striker. Will it be Andy Carroll? Saido Berahino?
The England midfielder is due to have a medical on Tyneside on Tuesday. The fight is on.
"It's fair to say that Jonjo will play on Sunday and hopefully he will show everybody what he's capable of."
Jack Butland, Phil Jones, Phil Jagielka and Jonjo Shelvey will start for England at Lithuania on Monday.
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