Shelvey eyes Cup final place
Jonjo Shelvey is hopeful he can impress Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish enough to force his way into the FA Cup final starting XI.
Last Updated: 01/05/12 12:29pm
Jonjo Shelvey is hopeful he can impress Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish enough to force his way into the FA Cup final starting XI this weekend.
The midfielder is confident that he has a chance of holding down a regular first-team place after impressing during the Reds' 3-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday.
Shelvey is expected to be handed his second successive Premier League start against Fulham at Anfield on Tuesday night when a win would take the club above Merseyside neighbours Everton.
And, with the likes of Lucas and Charlie Adam sidelined for the rest of the season, the 20-year-old, who impressed during a loan spell at Blackpool earlier in the season, is optimistic of forcing his way into contention for the clash against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.
"I enjoyed it and there's nothing better than when you've come off the pitch having played the full 90 minutes and the team has won," Shelvey told Liverpoolfc.tv.
"If I'm selected I will give it my all and try my best for the team. You have to try and force your way into the gaffer's plans, not just during a match but every day in training.
"There's not a day you can come in to this club and rest on your laurels. You have to give it everything you have got every day.
"The FA Cup final can wait until Saturday and this is our important game because it is the next one. You can't just forget about the league and the manager has put that into our heads all week.
"For me as a young boy who might not get a chance in the cup final this is my chance, if selected, to play for Liverpool in the league."