Jonjo Shelvey vs Young Boys


Video courtesy of the fantastic @MostarLFC

In the match preview I wondered, as I had many times before, where the goals would come from. There was quite the stir made when Brendan Rodgers decided to leave 8 first team players at home and fill the squad with mainly kids and those on the fringe. After getting out of Switzerland with a much needed 3 points and scoring 5 goals in the process, the normal narrative might be that “the kids want it more” and we should “play them all the time”. Obviously, this isn’t true and 5 goals against Young Boys, though welcome, doesn’t mean the same can be accomplished in the League.

Though we might not see the kids again for a little while, there’s a good possibility that one player that hit the pitch last night will feature against Manchester United on Sunday and that’s Jonjo Shelvey who broke the 3-3 deadlock and scored the winner at the Stade de Suisse to bring it all home. Two goals as a substitute reminds me of the Captain and if Jonjo can keep up the favorable comparisons, we’ll be seeing a lot more of him as the season rolls on.

Steven McMillan

Can’t find up from down or tell black from white, but doesn’t care cause it’s all Red to him. When he’s not pissing and moaning about all things Liverpool, he’s chatting nonsense with his multiple personalities — or his “entourage” as he likes to call them.