Jonjo Shelvey: Something weird always happens against Liverpool

The Swansea midfielder is expecting to be in the thick of the action when he faces his former club tonight.

Since leaving Liverpool to join Swansea in 2013, Jonjo Shelvey has had a number of interesting clashes against his former club.

In a 2-2 draw between the sides at the Liberty Stadium in his first game against his ex-employers, Shelvey had a say in all four goals and displayed both the sublime and the ridiculous in an eventful outing.

He has also netted at Anfield since turning a Swansea player and looks likely to face his former club tonight again as Brendan Rodgers’ side travel to Wales.

Shelvey has admitted that he seems to be the centre of attention any time he plays against Liverpool.

"I feel as though I always do OK against Liverpool but something always happens, whether I score, or give the ball away, or score an own goal,” he told the BBC.

“It's just weird. It happens to be against Liverpool.”

Shelvey went on to admit that he was mortified at making mistakes that led to Reds goals in the afore-mentioned 2-2 draw but was glad that he had the chance to redeem himself.

"I can remember sitting in my seat just wanting the ground to swallow me up at half-time. I didn't want to go back out on the pitch," Shelvey admitted.

"But then the gaffer said he was going to make a substitution and I thought 'yes I can get off the pitch'. But I'd have been going off the pitch knowing I'd been a failure. Luckily I went back out, rolled my sleeves up, and came through a sticky patch."

Shelvey has netted twice in the Premier League this season and recently scored the winner against Manchester United.

The once-capped England international will be keen to dent his former club’s top-four ambitions tonight, with every chance that Shelvey will have a say in the outcome of the clash.

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