I'm a bit like marmite, says Jonjo

16th March

Swans star Jonjo Shelvey takes centre-stage in Monday night's Jack Magazine as the Swans host the 23-year-old's former club Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium.

The English midfielder speaks to the official matchday programme on why he would compare himself to marmite, why he feels settled in Swansea, and how he feels about the possibility of facing his boyhood hero one last time. 

"I think I'm a bit like marmite - you either love me or you hate me," Shelvey tells Jack Magazine. "It's the way I am and it's the way I play football.

"It doesn't bother me if people don't like me, but if you do like me, then that's great. It's all part and parcel of football."

Having played a key role in helping Garry Monk's men reach the Premier League 40-point mark in record time this season, Shelvey has certainly felt the backing from the home supporters.

"It is nice to hear your mates singing your name in the park, let alone a whole stadium singing it," admits Shelvey.

"The majority of fans have been superb with me. When I see some of them around town, they sing my name. It's just amazing to come from nothing to have people believing in you and supporting you. 

"The only way you can return the favour is by working your socks off for the football club and for them."

Monday night's Jack Magazine really is a Swansea-Liverpool special as we bring you two more exclusive interviews with former icons of the two clubs.

In a rare interview, Swans and Liverpool legend John Toshack gives us his thoughts on Garry Monk and the Swans, while explaining how he picked up managerial tips from Bill Shankly.

Meanwhile, former Reds midfielder and Swans player-manager Jan Molby takes time out to reflect on his time at Anfield and the Vetch Field.

And there's plenty more in store to keep you entertained right up until kick-off in this weekend's jam-packed edition of Jack Magazine, which will be available for £3 on matchday from around the Liberty Stadium, the Club Shop and online.

It will also be available in Slee Stores in Plasmari, Coggers on Wind Street and Browns Newsagent in Landore.

Jack Magazine really is a must-have for any Swans fan. Don't miss out.