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Shelvey can be the Newcastle version of Gerrard - Sissoko

Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko believes that club's new signing Jonjo Shelvey can be their very own version of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard.

The 23-year-old produced a man of the match display on debut in Saturday's 2-1 win over West Ham United after completing his £12million move from Swansea last week.

Two brilliant passes from Shelvey resulted in goals for the Magpies and his influence on the game was very Gerrard-like according to Sissoko.

"He's a really good signing for us," said Sissoko.

"His style is very similar to Steven Gerrard's because he can play the long ball so easily.

"He gave a fantastic pass to Daryl for Gini's goal, and I am sure both he and Henri Saivet will help us for the rest of the season."

Vyom Chaudhary
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