Liverpool starlet Jonjo Shelvey has targeted a regular starting XI spot under Brendan Rodgers’ next season and while he knows that the task is uphill, the 20-year old is ready to battle for it.
Shelvey recently signed a new long-term contract to stay on at Anfield but shortly after expressing his delight at the deal, he revealed his ambitions of cracking the starting line-up on a consistent basis during the 2012-13 campaign.
“I want to get into the first team and be in the starting XI on a permanent basis. That’s going to be hard, but it’s something I’ve got to work towards,” Shelvey was quoted by LiverpoolFC.tv.
Explaining that he is willing to put in the work needed, the midfielder added: “There are still things in my game I want to work on and I’m going to keep doing that. On the physical side of my game, I’m going to be in the gym every day – and I’ve got to speak to the gaffer to see what else I can work on.”
While England U-21 international Shelvey has made his high ambitions known, he is also looking forward to simply enjoy football with his Liverpool teammates next season.
“Yes, I’m very much looking forward to it. I’m buzzing to still be at Liverpool and I want to show the fans what I can do,” he concluded.