Shelvey sets sights on United

Teenager also wants to be involved at Wembley cup final

Jonjo Shelvey: The former Charlton midfielder scored and impressed against Norwich in the reserves

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Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey hopes to have done enough to earn a place on the bench against Manchester United.

The teenager on Tuesday scored and delivered an impressive overall performance for his club's reserve team in a 4-0 win over Norwich.

Liverpool first-team manager Kenny Dalglish was among those watching from the sidelines and Shelvey has his fingers crossed about leaving a good impression on his boss.

The Reds on Saturday lunchtime visit fierce rivals United and the 19-year-old is keen for another taste of Old Trafford having last season played there in the FA Cup.

"Games don't come much bigger," said Shelvey. "I came on last year there in the FA Cup. It was a great atmosphere to play in.


"Hopefully I can be on the bench on Saturday, but we'll have to wait and see. It will be a great atmosphere and we'll have a great set of fans (travelling) there."

Shelvey also has his eyes set on the FA Cup tie against Brighton on 19th February and the Carling Cup final against Cardiff at the end of the month.

"I want to try and play in the FA Cup and hopefully be a part of the (Carling Cup) final," he said.

"That would be lovely and something I could tell my grandkids about when I have them in the future!

"I just want to keep pushing on in training every day and try to force my hand. Hopefully I can get a few starts and come off the bench."