Jonjo Shelvey excluded from Nottingham Forest squad following outburst over team selection against Liverpool
According to astonishing reports, Jonjo Shelvey was allegedly instructed to stay at home due to his furious reaction upon learning that he would be benched for Nottingham Forest's match against Liverpool.
Nottingham Forest signed the 31-year-old midfielder from Swansea City in January on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
However, Shelvey was left out of the matchday squad for Forest's game against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday, which ended in a 3-2 loss for the team.
As per The Daily Telegraph, the Forest player was notified that he would be a reserve for the Liverpool game and was displeased with the decision.
According to the newspaper, Forest manager Steve Cooper left Shelvey out of the team because of his negative reaction to the lineup.
Shelvey, who had been nursing a minor injury to his calf, did not play in the team's 2-0 loss to Manchester United at City Ground earlier this month.
According to current beliefs, the ex-Newcastle and Liverpool midfielder is having difficulty regaining his position in the starting lineup under Cooper.
Shelvey did not make the Forest team for their Premier League match against Liverpool due to a "confrontation" that occurred after a team meeting.
Despite making eight appearances for Forest following his transfer from St James' Park, the former England international has started in six of those games.
With only six league matches left to play, Cooper's team is currently in 19th place in the Premier League table, three points ahead of Southampton who are currently in 20th place.
Forest are currently trailing behind Everton and Leicester City by only one point, and will be hosting Brighton at City Ground on Wednesday.
Cooper emphasized that the upcoming game against Brighton will be a challenging one for Forest, as they are currently in a tough situation fighting against relegation from the Premier League.
“Brighton have quite rightly been getting a lot of praise for the season they’re having,” he said in his press conference on Monday.
“When you play an opponent you study them a lot more and they seem like a really aligned and joined up club who are very clear about how they do everything and that’s very much been taken on to the pitch this season.
“They will be a really tough opponent, but one that we’re preparing well for and one we will be ready for.
“There’s a lot more scrutiny on games and results at the moment, but we’ve got to look after ourselves.
“It’s at the City Ground and we know that we can have good times there, so we’re going to give everything we can to make Wednesday another good night.”