Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey says his loan spell with Blackpool was important for him.

He is proud to have developed such a good relationship with the Seasiders' fans and has nothing but fond memories of his spell there.

"I really enjoyed my time at Blackpool and it's a great club," he told

"I formed a bond with their fans and I really hope they get promoted.

"One or two of my performances were not all that but I scored a few goals for them and my game certainly improved.

"Playing regularly meant I was able to get my match fitness up and now I'm back I want to keep playing."