Word on the Tweet: Shelvey no better than Balotelli at wrapping gifts as festive fever hits the Premier League

The Reds midfielder apologises in advance for a shoddy job while other stars try and get into the festive spirit, including some family-bonding advice from Louis Saha
After Manchester City's Carlos Tevez tried and failed to teach team-mate Mario Balotelli how to wrap a Christmas gift in a recent comical video from the duo, it seems Jonjo Shelvey could do with a hand as well.

The Liverpool man has self-admitted "zero tekkers" at packaging presents as December 25 draws closer.

Elsewhere, Rio Ferdinand is not enjoying the shopping that comes with Christmas, much unlike Gary Gardner who is loving absolutely everything, while Danny Rose's recent appearance on television is no reason to give up the day job, according to Fraizer Campbell.

It's all here, in the Word on the Tweet

"Just wrapped ‪@jonesloulou‬ presents gonna apologise now for the standard of the wrapping haha ‪#zerotekkers‬"
Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has obviously been taking tips from Mario Balotelli and not Carlos Tevez after the Manchester City pair's recent video.

"Shattered after xmas shopping last night.....carrier bags under me eyes this morning though!! train this tiredness out today in the gym!"
Sticking with the Christmas theme, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (pictured right) bemoans his "carrier bag" eyes after a shopping session.

"I'm getting so excited for christmas!!!!!!!!!!!"
While Aston Villa's Gary Gardner just can't contain his excitement. !!!!!!!!!

"Just seen Danny rose on ‪@SkySportsNews‬ and he was very very stiff! No chance of an acting career after football! Lol"
Fraizer Campbell, meanwhile, hardly offers Sunderland team-mate Danny Rose any compliments after the loanee's appearance on Sky Sports News' annual Premier League club shop festivities round-up.

"‪#Tips‬. Yesterday my son and I said no TV when we eat dinner. Allowed us to have a really nice family conversation with good banter."
Christmas is a time for family, and Black Cats forward Louis Saha has a top tip on how to maximise bonding (and banter) time. #ThanksLouis.

"Training was no joke today. Fault like pre-season last 2 days. Need to do some sit-ups now tho, Body fats being taken in the morning"
It's not all holiday fun for these footballers, though. Manchester City centre back Joleon Lescott explains why training is no laughing matter. Better keep off the old turkey and pigs-in-blankets 'eh Joleon.

"looking forward to the big game tonight against Leeds ‪#Chelsea‬"
Victor Moses (pictured left) is another star who can't touch the mince pies with Chelsea's big Capital One Cup clash with Leeds to prepare for.

"Good day today had the young lads up singing songs for the 1st team!"
A unique Christmas carol service sweeps the Tottenham training ground, and delights Jermaine Jenas.

"Santas grotto done little man loved it!! Pizza express now and then buy last few crimbo presents then were done!!"
Norwich winger Anthony Pilkington, is also out and about with the countdown to Christmas in swing, and having a fun time of it too!