Shelvey praises Pool duo
Jonjo Shelvey has hailed Blackpool manager Ian Holloway and Barry Ferguson after finishing his loan spell at the Championship side.
Last Updated: 06/12/11 4:35pm
Liverpool youngster Jonjo Shelvey has hailed Blackpool manager Ian Holloway and fellow midfielder Barry Ferguson after finishing his loan spell at the Championship side.
The ex-Charlton player impressed during his time with the Pool in which he managed to score six times in nine starts but Reds boss Kenny Dalglish has cut the loan deal short to help provide cover for the injured Lucas.
Shelvey believes that he has learnt a lot from Ferguson and Holloway and he insists that he has had a really beneficial time with the Seasiders.
"Barry Ferguson is a top player and I didn't realise how much history he's got until I looked him up on Wikipedia! He's a great leader and a great player. You have to listen and learn from people like him," said Shelvey.
"I've been in the game for three years and someone like Barry has dealt with being a footballer for his entire career.
"Ian Holloway is very different to previous managers I've had but he's been first-class with the way he's handled me.
"I'm quite a feisty character on the field because I want to win, and he's given me a boost of confidence that I needed to take back to Liverpool."