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Shelvey stands by tackle decision

Shelvey stands by tackle decision (©GettyImages)
Shelvey stands by tackle decision (©GettyImages).

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has spoken of his spat with Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, but is not willing to change the all-action style that caused it.

The England international was sent off in last month's meeting between the two sides for a robust challenge on Jonny Evans and, as he left the field, intimated that Ferguson had influenced referee Mark Halsey's decision.

Ferguson called for an apology, something Shelvey has since issued, but he says he will not change his approach to tackling in the future, believing the opinion of current manager Brendan Rodgers is the only one he should fear.

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