Liverpool midfielder Shelvey: Lower league experience keeps me grounded

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey admits first team success can go to players' heads. Shelvey says he stays grounded thanks to his time in the lower divisions.

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey admits first team success can go to players' heads.

Shelvey says he stays grounded thanks to his time in the lower divisions.

He told Liverpool magazine: "I can see why people imagine [making the step up to the first team] can be intimidating, but I'd say it's exciting more than anything else.

"What's important is that you don't get carried away. I won't lie - it can go to your head. If it does, you need others to keep you right. I had good pros like Matt Holland, Nicky Baily, Deon Burton and Christian Dailly to look out for me [at Charlton].

"Eventually there comes a point when you need to stand on your own two feet, but that kind of support is very technical. The young lads have come in and done well and the rest of us are there to help them if or when they require help."

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