Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey ‘buzzing’ after earning first England cap

Jonjo Shelvey admits his delight at making his first senior England appearance during the 5-0 thrashing of San Marino

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Jonjo Shelvey was a second-half substitute at Wembley Photo: md.faisalzaman, via Wikimedia

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Jonjo Shelvey could not hide his delight at making his first senior appearance for England after the Liverpool youngster was a second-half substitute in the 5-0 win over San Marino.

The 20-year-old midfielder was brought on for Michael Carrick in the 66th minute at Wembley after he was called up to Roy Hodgson’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland.

“Things couldn’t have gone any better,” Shelvey told FATV after the game. “I’ve thanked Roy for giving me a chance to go out and show what I’m worth and hopefully I can get many more call-ups.

“I’m buzzing to have played my first game, especially being at Wembley in front of the England crowd.

“I just got told to keep the ball moving and to keep the game flowing, and I think I did that.

“Whether I get the next call-up is down to the manager but I feel like I’ve proven my worth and that I can play at this level.”

Shelvey has scored three goals in nine appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool this season.

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