Later News Dec 01

Shelvey finally becomes a hero at Liverpool, six years after leaving the club

Virgil Van Dijk may have thought he’d be feted as this week’s hero at Anfield, after he scored twice to secure a 2-1 win for table-toppers Liverpool against Brighton last night (SGT).


Unfortunately for the Dutchman, however, it looks like he’ll have to share the adulation with a player who’s not even at the club: Newcastle United midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.


That’s after Shelvey – who played for the Reds from 2010 to 2013 – scored a stunning equaliser to earn Newcastle a 2-2 draw with Manchester City yesterday.


The result, coupled with Liverpool’s win over Brighton, means that City are now a whopping 11 points behind the Merseysiders in the table.


And while it may only still be December, the odds of City retaining the EPL title this season already appear non-existent, especially given Liverpool’s dominance so far.


As you would expect, Shelvey has since been praised by fans of his former club for his contribution to Liverpool’s romp to the title.


And even Shelvey, who was never really a favourite among the Liverpool fans when he was at the club, is aware of his newfound “hero” status at Anfield.


In fact, some Liverpool fans have gone as far as to compare Shelvey to one of the greats in modern football.


The only group of people who aren’t happy with Shelvey? Make a guess.


But don’t worry, Manchester United fans. There is still a chance that Liverpool won’t win the title this season, and it comes in the form of Leicester City. So, maybe you’d like to lend them your support this season?