Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has revealed that Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard gave him some advice before he left the club this summer and even told him to stay at the club as opportunities would arise.
Despite the advice from Gerrard, Shelvey decided to leave Anfield and join Swansea in the summer for £5million and the Englishman played a massive part in the game on Monday night that saw him play against his old employers.
After scoring the opener, he then set up Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses for Liverpool by making two dreadful errors. However his game ended on a positive after he set up Michu for the equaliser and after the game, Shelvey revealed the advice he received from Gerrard.
“I said to him (Gerrard) that I might have to go elsewhere to get football.
“He told me ‘stay here, you’ll get your chance’ and it was great to hear that from him but I felt I needed to get away.
“You probably think I’m mad because that’s turning him down to stay there but I felt I had to come away to play.
“I’m lucky that I’ve found my feet at a club like Swansea.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt