Shelvey: Liverpool pal Spearing my hero

Jonjo Shelvey admits Liverpool teammate Jay Spearing is his hero!

Jonjo Shelvey admits Liverpool teammate Jay Spearing is his hero!

Liverpool's No.33 netted his first goal in a red shirt during the FA Cup 3rd round victory over Oldham Athletic as he partnered Spearing at the heart of the Reds' midfield.

"Jay is a top, top player. I think he has proved that when he's in the team," Shelvey told liverpoolfc.tv.

"I felt really sorry for him against Fulham when he was shown the red card. I thought it was a proper old fashioned tackle.

"I look up to Jay, even though I've played more games in my career. He's been around the Liverpool squad for a long time where it's harder to get games."

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