PHOTO: Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey salutes Liverpool supporters

Swansea City midfielder respectful of former club Liverpool.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey was on the losing side as the Reds bounced back to beat Swansea 2-1.

It had appeared Swansea were heading for a Capital One cup win through a goal from Marvin Emnes, before Mario Balotelli and Dejan Lovren turned the tie around in the final five minutes.

Shelvey is into his second season at Swansea, after a mixed time at Liverpool in which either the expectations on him were too high, or he failed to live up to the hype. His talent shone on occasions, at others he was erratic or simply trying too hard.

The midfielder was touted as a replacement for Stephen Gerrard when he signed as a teenager from Charlton Athletic, only to be sold to Swansea for £6 million.

Still only 22, there is plenty of time for Shelvey to realise his potential, and continue his solid form for Swansea City.

Last night he showed Liverpool fans there were no hard feelings, saluting the crowd upon his return to Anfield. He may not be the finished article just yet, or anywhere near it, but there is a long time left in his career to show the club they were right to sign him in the first place.

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