English Premiership

Shelvey signs new Reds deal

2012-07-10 16:13
Jonjo Shelvey (File)

London - Liverpool's young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey signed a new contract with the English Premier League club on Tuesday.

Shelvey has made only 37 appearances in all competitions since joining from Charlton in May 2010, but new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has handed the 20-year-old an extended deal.

Shelvey, who was on loan at Blackpool last season before returning to the Reds and making 16 appearances, admits he is already enjoying life under Rodgers.

"I am really happy. Last season I was itching to try and push for a new contract. Now it's happened and I am ready to kick on again now," he said.

"It's lovely to know I am in the plans for the future. At the moment, it's just about getting things right each day and proving myself to the gaffer here.

"His way of playing will suit me down to the ground and hopefully I can be in his plans.

"I think he's great. With all the passing drills he's doing, he's encouraging us to play all the time.

"Instead of doing a lot of long-distance running and things like that in pre-season, everything has been with a ball, which is more enjoyable."

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