Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey says he learned plenty playing with Barry Ferguson while on-loan at Blackpool.

Shelvey feels he learnt much from the Scot's experience.

"Barry Ferguson is a top player and I didn't realise how much history he's got until I looked him up on Wikipedia!" said Shelvey. "He's a great leader and a great player. You have to listen and learn from people like him.

"I've been in the game for three years and someone like Barry has dealt with being a footballer for his entire career.

"Also Ian Holloway is very different to previous managers I've had but he's been first-class with the way he's handled me.

"I'm quite a feisty character on the field because I want to win, and he's given me a boost of confidence that I needed to take back to Liverpool.

"It's been a pleasure playing for him, and I think I'm going back fitter and stronger.

"I think I did well at the club and I hope I've given the fans something to remember."