Jonjo Shelvey hopes his late cameo in Liverpool’s win over Young Boys will earn him a spot in the side to face Manchester United this weekend.
The young midfielder came off the bench to score a brace to help Liverpool to a 5-3 victory over Young Boys in their opening Group A Europa League clash. Shelvey earned the praise of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers after the game and the 20-year-old hopes he has given his manager food for thought ahead of the visit of arch-rivals Manchester United on Sunday. He told Liverpool’s official website:
“I hope I’ve played my way into the side for Sunday. I don’t know what the manager is thinking regarding that game but since he came in the manager has been first class with me. He has given me opportunities and hopefully by coming off the bench and scoring two goals I repaid him. ames don’t get any bigger than playing for Liverpool against Man United. It’s what dreams are made of. The atmosphere at Anfield will be electric and I want to be a part of that.”
The backdrop of the clash on Sunday will provide a fierce charge to proceedings, as it will be the first game played at Anfield since the publication of the Hillsborough report.