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Jonjo Shelvey interviewed as waits for scan ahead of Liverpool match

4 years ago

Jonjo Shelvey collided with keeper Martin Dubravka on Saturday.

The midfielder picking up an injury to his knee which sees him seriously at risk of missing the return to his former club.

Despite waiting for the full assessment and scan results on his knee, Jonjo Shelvey has been interviewed about the upcoming match at Anfield.

Amusingly, he is asked about what his memories are of the ‘classic encounters in the 90s’.

Jonjo Shelvey says he obviously looks older than he is…

The midfielder was only two when Newcastle last won in the Premier League at Anfield in 1994, he was four when Kevin Keegan’s side lost that 4-3 match, then still only five when the other 4-3 happened under Kenny Dalglish.

Jonjo Shelvey says he remembers playing against Newcastle when he was at Liverpool.

However, he never actually started a Liverpool v Newcastle match at Anfield but came on as a sub twice. The first one was for the final nine minutes as Liverpool won 3-0 onn 1 May 2011.

Then with 24 minutes to go he came on as Liverpool trailed 1-0 to a Yohan Cabaye goal on 4 November 2012. A minute later Suarez equalised and the game ended 1-1 – this was also the match when Suarez cheated to get Coloccini sent off.

Jonjo Shelvey speaking to the Premier League’s Vicki Sparks:

“We picked up a good result when Liverpool came up earlier in the season but they are a fantastic team, with a fantastic manager, fantastic supporters, fantastic stadium…everything about that club if fantastic.

“So it is going to be a tough place to go and play football – but it will be nice to go back there now the stadium is finished.”

‘When you were growing up, do you have any memories of those classic encounters (at Anfield) in the 90s, the 4-3s…?’

“I remember watching them but I was only born in 1992…even though I don’t look like it!

“But I do remember those sort of games, so hopefully we can replicate on of them, but us coming out on top.”

‘As someone who has played for both clubs, what is it like to play in Liverpool v Newcastle?’

“Yes, I played in this fixture when I was at Liverpool as well.

“Both have massive passionate fans, the cities are very similar in terms of the buildings and that.

“So it is going to be a great game, two good sides going to be going at it.

Liverpool have got Champions League a few days later are through already (after winning 5-0 in Porto), so they might play a strong team (against Newcastle).”

‘Does it give an extra something for  the likes of you and Rafa against a former club?’

“Yes, always want to go back to a former club and win and do well, for obvious reasons.

“It is an added incentive but at the end of the day you have to also just see it as another game, as you don’t want the occasion to get to you.”


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