Jonjo Shelvey: Hero to villain & back again

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Liverpool had the chance to continue their 100% start to the season against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Monday.

They'd be facing off against one of their former players, Jonjo Shelvey, who was sold to Swansea for £5million in the summer.

The Englishman wanted to show what Liverpool lost with his sell, and started superbly with scoring a goal after just 87 seconds of play.

He went past Mamadou Sakho and curled a left-footed effort in to the net, yet this was just the beginning of the Jonjo Shelvery.

Just two minutes late Shelvey made a foolish back pass and Daniel Sturridge didn't wait for a second invitation and scored his fourth goal in four games.

Shelvey continued with his horror-show and made a second assist for his former club after his pass was cut out by debutant Victor Moses, who then passed two defenders and scored his first goal for the Merseyside club.

In the second half the Swansea midfielder was close to getting sent off when he squared up to Lucas after Swansea refused to return the ball when Philippe Coutinho limped off with an injury.

After some very stupid actions from Shelvey, he again became a hero for the Welsh club when he cushioned a header to Michu, who scored to make it 2-2.

Shelvey attracted a lot of attention after his performance on Monday and he can continue if he wants to make the headlines, but if he wants to get better, he must stop making such schoolboy errors. 

Shelvey is still very young and has a lot to learn. At only 21, he has already played 50 games in the Premier League and has shown he has bags of talent.

Maybe the Englishman needs more playtime to smooth his game. He will definitely get it at Swansea and after a few years he might be on a higher level.

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