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Shelvey: Rodgers recommended Swansea move

5 July 2013 10:38

New Swansea signing Jonjo Shelvey joined the club on the advice of former boss Brendan Rodgers.

The 21-year-old moved to the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday having fallen out of favour with Rodgers at Liverpool and Shelvey claims the former Swansea manager recommended the move.

Rodgers was at the helm when Swansea secured promotion to the Premier League and helped instil a passing style of football, something that Shelvey says is appealing to him.

"Leaving Liverpool was a very hard decision," he explained. "But coming to Swansea, who play similar football, which Brendan and managers before him installed, is an attraction.

"Brendan said he wouldn’t let me go to a club that wasn’t right for me. He said Swansea are perfect for the way I play.

"He couldn’t guarantee me the first-team football at Liverpool, and he said if I could get the game-time at Swansea then I should go.

"I need to come and play football and get myself to the status that I once had."

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