Liverpool star hopeful of becoming an England regular

Jonjo Shelvey, Liverpool midfielder

Liverpool youngster Jonjo Shelvey is hoping to establish himself as an England regular after making his debut against San Marino on Friday.

Roy Hodgson handed the 20 year-old his first cap when he brought him on as a second half substitute.

The former Charlton Athletic player was expected to head back to the under-21 squad for their clash against Serbia in their playoff second leg.

Shelvey has impressed the England coaching set up and has retained his place in the senior squad for their trip to face Poland.

“It’s what dreams are made of, Shelvey told the Liverpool Echo.

“I was buzzing to have played my first game for England, especially with it being at Wembley.

“I got told to keep the ball moving and to keep the game flowing, and I think I did that. It was a great team performance and we won comfortably in the end. We could have had more goals but their keeper made some great saves.”

Shelvey is no stranger to Hodgson, who he worked under in Hodgson’s brief time as manager of the Anfield Club.

Shevley signed in 2010 for a fee of £1.7 million from Charlton, who received a further £150,000 as the Romford born midfielder made his England bow.

Writing was on the wall from an early age that Shelvey would go far in the game. At just 16 years and 59 days old he became Charlton’s youngest ever player. He has previously represented England under -16, under-17, under-19 and under-21 levels, and also captained the under-19 squad.