On Sunday, when Liverpool fell to Manchester United 2-1 in a thriller, Jonjo Shelvey’s red card proved the difference. His reckless challenge on Jonny Evans forced the referee to issue him with the card.
After being shown the red card, Shelvey engaged Sir Alex Ferguson in a heated exchange. As they parted ways, Shelvey told him it was his own ‘fault’ for getting sent off.
Jonjo Shelvey had a verbal exchange with Sir Alex Ferguson after being sent off in the opening half of Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United. As Shelvey walked off the pitch, Shelvey pointed an accusing finger at Ferguson before shouting abuse at him.
Shelvey is a maverick who thrives off spontaneity. However, his new manager Rafael Benitez demands discipline and structure from him in order to maximize his chances of success.
Newcastle United have endured a difficult period in terms of transfer activity, but their recent wins have lifted them eight games clear in the Premier League and put them seven points clear of the bottom three. It was an encouraging sign for Newcastle to extend their unbeaten Premier League streak to eight matches.
Shelvey apologized to his teammates after receiving a red card, admitting it was his own fault for planting his studs in Jonny Evans’ leg without making any contact on the ball. Additionally, he expressed regret to Fergie for his comments after the match.
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Shelvey blamed Ferguson
In 2012, Shelvey was sent off at Anfield for a two-footed tackle on Jonny Evans that led to an argument with Ferguson. The Scottish manager reacted strongly to Shelvey’s challenge and shelvey later accused Ferguson of getting him sent off and “grassing” him up.
Shelvey has since moved on from that incident and is now an integral part of Liverpool’s squad, scoring six goals this season. However, there are times when he questions if staying at Anfield might have been better for him.
On a day filled with high emotion and intensity, the Liverpool vs Manchester United match featured 96 balloons released into the air as a tribute to those lost at Hillsborough 23 years ago. For Liverpool, who have started their campaign without a win, it was a bittersweet moment as they rued a red card for Jonjo Shelvey which changed the course of the game forever.
Shelvey then turned and walked away, gesturing angrily at Ferguson and spewing abuse at the United boss. Although Shelvey has since apologized for his actions, this isn’t the first time he’s done this.
Shelvey walked off
Jonjo Shelvey has been a source of controversy throughout his career. He has battled with discipline issues, receiving multiple yellow and red cards, which has ultimately prevented him from fulfilling his immense potential.
Shelvey has a fiery temperament, an independent spirit and an insurgent attitude which have caused him many setbacks throughout his career. But the midfielder is maturing, displaying great character and loyalty when it comes to attaining success. He will do whatever it takes to reach success no matter the cost.
Shelvey was sent off for stamping on Dele Alli on Sunday. He apologized to his teammates and has revealed that he’s seeing a psychologist to prevent his anger from ruining his career.
Shelvey walked back on
Jonjo Shelvey appeared to brand Sir Alex Ferguson with a “grass” after an exchange of words following his red card in the heated Liverpool vs Manchester United derby on Sunday. Following Shelvey’s dismissal for a dangerous tackle on Jonny Evans, Shelvey threw his finger at Ferguson as he exited the field.
Shelvey is showing that under Brendan Rodgers he can become the midfielder Liverpool needs, particularly in terms of goalscoring ability. With each game Shelvey has demonstrated his capacity for taking on more responsibility and demonstrating his versatility both aerially and ground.
Shelvey has started all but one of Liverpool’s league games this season and could get the nod against Manchester City tomorrow if he can prove he’s fully match fit and capable of being a regular starter. Many fans are already anticipating great things from Shelvey – many believe he could become an instant star!
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