Shelvey enjoying Liverpool chance this season

Jonjo Shelvey is delighted to be seeing action for Liverpool.

Jonjo Shelvey is delighted to be seeing action for Liverpool.

Having scored six goals in 10 appearances for Blackpool, Shelvey was handed a first Barclays Premier League start by Kenny Dalglish in the 2-0 win at Aston Villa.

"I was a bit surprised," he admitted to liverpoolfc.tv. "The manager was going through the team and said my name, and I was a bit like, 'Did he just say my name?' It was good of him to give me a first Premier League start and hopefully I repaid him with my performance.

"My shooting was not all there on the day - hopefully it'll be better if I get another chance in future.

"I just want to play more and more games. It's great to come on as a sub to play for Liverpool Football Club but to get more and more starts is what I want to do.

"Training is where I've got to impress."

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