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Jonjo Shelvey went from hero to villain and back again against his former club as Swansea ended Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

Jonjo Shelvey went from hero to villain and back again against his former club as Swansea ended Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the Premier League season with a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.

 

Shelvey, who left the Reds for south Wales in the summer, fired the Swans into the lead after just 87 seconds. However, two terrible errors from the midfielder allowed the in-form Daniel Sturridge and Liverpool debutant Victor Moses to put the visitors ahead.

Shelvey, though, redeemed himself as he laid on an equalizer for Michu.

Brendan Rodgers had brought the Merseysiders to his former club with three wins from three on the board, but they were given a rude awakening when Shelvey rounded £18million signing Mamadou Sakho with ease before curling left-footed into the net.

But he had few reasons to smile as just a minute later he made a horrible backpass which resulted in Sturridge scoring his 12th goal in 10 games.

He then compounded the mistake by hitting a pass straight to Moses, who raced away to steer beyond Michel Vorm.

But, with his temper beginning to fray, Shelvey’s clever header set up Michu for his first league goal of the season to cap a remarkable night for the former Charlton man.

So much of the build-up had centred on Shelvey’s first meeting with his former employers, and depending on which side of the fence you sit, you may give him and by extenstion the game a passing or failing grade.

Writer: Owen Hill

Photo: Shelvey (Getty Images)

 

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