Liverpool midfielder Shelvey happy with freedom he has at Blackpool

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is happy playing for Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is happy playing for Blackpool boss Ian Holloway.

The England U21 international is enjoying the freedom that Holloway has granted him as he continues to gain first-team experience in the Championship.

Shelvey said: "I'm now playing in a role that I've played for England a few times and it suits me.

"You just roam about the pitch, try to get on the ball and make things happen.

"With my forward running, I think I can break and score goals. I proved that at Leeds, setting up the first goal and scoring a few as well. I like the position the manager has put me in.

"You always want more goals but I am happy with five in seven. I'm pleased with the way I've played in most games, but there have been a few when I've not been at the races.

"But against Leeds and Bristol City (Shelvey's debut) and in the second half of the Burnley game I think I've done well, so I'm generally very happy."

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