Jonjo Shelvey has described the 2012/13 season as his 'most important' and believes he's learnt a lot under boss Brendan Rodgers.

The midfielder made 32 appearances in all competitions scoring five goals, four of which were in the Europa League.

The 21-year old believes that, although it may have been a season of ups and downs, he's had a successful campaign at Anfield.

"I think this has been one of the most important [seasons] in my career so far," Shelvey told Liverpoolfc.com.

"The last three months has been a bit stop-start for me. The first part of the season I was enjoying my football but the last three months I haven't been because I haven't had as much game time as I would have liked.

"I suppose looking back I have played a few games in the first team, had some crazy moments and good moments. I would say it has been a good season for me personally."

Shelvey also achieved an England cap this season after coming on as a substitute against San Marino at Wembley and pays tribute to Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for his progress as a player.

"I made my England debut as well and I have learnt a new way of playing football with the new manager coming in. The defensive side of your game helps your attacking side so I feel I have learned that. 

"It's nice to have a manager like Brendan who plays the young lads and has trust in you to go out and prove yourself."

After only making nine starts in the Premier League this season, Shelvey is eager for more starts next campaign.

But Liverpool's No. 33 knows that there are still areas of his game that he must improve.

"I think sometimes I've got to be calm and cool it down on the pitch because I'm quite aggressive, but then again if I take that out of my game then I wouldn't be the same player.

"You can have people telling you 'You can't do that and can't do this', but they are not on the pitch so they don't know what it feels like to be on the pitch." He added.

"I just need to get a run in the team and play 10 games on the spin when I don't come out of the team."


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