It’s been a difficult few years for Jonjo Shelvey. When your youth career takes you from Arsenal to West Ham to Charlton, it may not be a surprise you must mature the hard way. He wasn’t ready when Liverpool signed him in 2010.
Eight years on, Shelvey is one of Rafa Benitez’s best players. He and Jamaal Lascelles could represent the Geordie Nation at this summer’s World Cup in Russia.