Ian Holloway has revealed his intention to take Liverpool’s Jonjo Shelvey back to Blackpool after an impressive loan spell earlier in the season.
The 20-year-old spent two months at Bloomfield Road between September and November of 2011, before his parent club recalled him after Lucas Leiva was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign.
Shelvey was a huge success in the Championship, notching six goals in 10 appearances, but has only gone on to make four appearances for the Reds this season.
The Blackpool boss confirmed he will approach Liverpool regarding a repeat loan spell, but any possible deal is believed to depend on the fitness levels of fellow midfielder Steven Gerrard who has struggled with a persistent ankle injury over the past few months.
“I will be ringing Liverpool and I’ll be asking about his availability,” Holloway said.
“We didn’t want Jonjo to go back. As far as I’m concerned, we’ll have to ask Liverpool very nicely to get him back.
“It will be Liverpool’s choice if he comes back or not as he is their player.”
Blackpool dropped to eighth in the Championship after a 3-1 loss to Peterborough on Saturday.