Blackpool boss Ian Holloway says Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is destined for big things.

Shelvey's form was impressive at Blackpool, where he scored six goals in 10 appearances, and Holloway was left delighted with his impact.

"It is a shame he has had to go back, because Liverpool are playing exceptionally well and I had been hoping that might leave an opportunity for us to keep Jonjo until the end of the season," said the Tangerines' boss.

"All I know is that Jonjo is a fantastic young man who has all sorts of ability. I have no doubts whatsoever he will be a top, top player.

"He is already at a top, top club and he had been helping us try to get back to where we want to get - the Premier League. He has improved in the time he's been here and that pleases me."