Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey is looking forward to facing former club Liverpool tomorrow night.

Following the confirmation of his transfer to Swansea in July, Shelvey sent a personal thank-you to the Liverpool fans; now he has expanded on his appreciation for the club.

"You get a love for the club, Liverpool are in my blood and I will always look out for their result," he explained.

"I was there for three years and I had a great time at a great club with such a great history, I loved it there and I cannot wait to play them.

"When I moved my dad said I was leaving one of the biggest clubs in world football to play somewhere else.

"But I felt it was something I needed to do, I didn't want to sit around, sit on the bench and just pick up money for not playing.

"Liverpool won the League Cup when I was there but I did not make the bench, and you feel like you are not there, even though you are happy and you get a medal, you feel like you are not part of it. I want to be part of something at Swansea."

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