Liverpool hero Aldo impressed by local lad Spearing

Liverpool hero John Aldridge is delighted with the progress of Jay Spearing this season.

Liverpool hero John Aldridge is delighted with the progress of Jay Spearing this season.

Aldo wrote in the Liverpool Echo: "You always know what you are going to get from a local lad like him. You can see how much playing for the club means to him and he’s so committed.

"Stoke are a strong, physical side but Spearing wasn’t fazed and refused to be intimidated. He was all over the park, rattling into tackles and winning the ball back.

"Since Lucas has been out we haven’t had anyone in that mould but game by game Spearing is looking more at home there. He has that ability to pinch the ball back and his distribution has really improved.

"I’m delighted for him as he’s a down to earth lad and a lifelong Red. It must be great for him to know he has all the fans right behind him as everyone loves it when a local lad does well."

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