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 "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."