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The Liverpool midfielder has tipped the 64-year-old to be a success after he landed the chance to take charge of the Three Lions following Fabio Capello’s departure

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has tipped Roy Hodgson to be a success after he was confirmed as the new England manager on a four-year contract.

The youngster played under Hodgson during the 64-year-old’s ill-fated six months in charge of the Merseyside outfit, but he remains confident that the FA have made the right appointment.

"I owe a lot to Roy because he gave me my Liverpool debut," Shelvey told the club's official website.

"He is a good manager and although things didn't work out for him here it wasn't just him to blame.

"There were a lot of us to blame as well because we weren't producing the performances on the pitch.

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"He's a top man and a top manager, and it's a great achievement for him."

Shelvey, 20, has made a number of appearances for the England Under-21 side, but accepts that he has a long way to go to receive his first call-up under Hodgson.

"First of all I've just got to be on my game for Liverpool first," he noted.

"I haven't featured for the senior team so I just want to carry on playing for the Under-21s and hopefully get a few starts alongside Jordan [Henderson]."