Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has signed a long-term deal with the club and is now hoping to make a positive impact on the team’s fortunes over the next few years.
Clearly part of new manager Brendan Rodgers’ plans, even as far as those looking at online casinos for mobile phones are concerned, the former Charlton man has had a mixed time of it since arriving at Anfield in 2010, but he has worked hard for a new contract and now wants to push on.
Speaking about signing a new deal, he said: “Last season I was itching to try to push for a new contract. Now it’s happened and I’m ready to kick on again. I’m really happy.”
As for life under the new manager so far at Anfield, Shelvey is encouraged by the approach Rodgers is taking to training and hopes that the passing style of play will suit him as a player.
He continued: “With all the passing drills he’s doing, he’s encouraging us to play all the time which is nice for a football player.”
“Instead of doing a lot of long-distance running and things like that in pre-season, everything has been with a ball, which is more enjoyable. Everyone is enjoying training and looking forward to coming in.”
In other Liverpool related news, manager Rodgers has admitted that striker Andy Carroll could leave the club on loan this summer. This is despite Liverpool paying £35m for his services last January.
The former Swansea man said: “It’s something I would have to look at, I have to be honest. Andy’s always going to be linked with clubs, whether he was here or not. He knows exactly where he stands, but I have had no inquiries about him.”
“There are many things to going on loan. Is it going to be beneficial for the club, that’s the most important thing?”
“Sometimes a player going out on loan – in general, not just Andy – can benefit the club in the long term.”
It gets them game experience and they come back a better player, a more confident one. Certainly more so than if they’ve been sitting on the bench for the majority of the season.
“I’m not going to sit here and say I will never let anyone go on loan, then come in here in two weeks and a player’s gone, and you’re saying ‘you said you wouldn’t let them go’.”
It would certainly be a gamble to let Carroll go, but will he really suit the passing style Rodgers is bound to bring in?
Fascinating times for Liverpool!