Jonjo Shelvey
Shelvey is planning on being a star for Liverpool. REUTERS

Jack Robinson and Jonjo Shelvey look likely to play parts in Liverpool's line up as the season hits the business end, with Kenny Dalglish looking likley to give the youngsters a chance to shine on the big stage as the Reds push for a top four spot.

Shelvey returned from a loan spell at Blackpool to cover for Lucas Leiva, when the midfielder suffered a season-ending injury in November.

And the 19 year old, who scored in Liverpool's 5-1 thrashing over Oldham in the FA Cup, believes he has what it takes to be a member of the club's starting line up.

"I want to try and play in the FA Cup against Brighton and hopefully be a part of the Carling Cup final," Shelvey told the official Liverpool website.

"That would be lovely and something I could tell my grandkids about when I have them in the future!

"I just want to keep pushing on in training every day and try to force my hand. Hopefully I can get a few starts and come off the bench."

Shelvey has gone so far as to target a place on the squad for the Manchester United match up, which will be one of the most high pressure games Liverpool face this season as Luis Suarez settles back into the squad after serving his eight game suspension.

"Games don't come much bigger," he explained. "I come on last year there in the FA Cup. It was a great atmosphere to play in.

"Hopefully I can be on the bench on Saturday, but we'll have to wait and see. It will be a great atmosphere and we'll have a great set of travelling fans there.

"It's a stadium you want to play at, along with your Anfields and your Emirates. It was a dream come true to come on for the Liverpool first team at Old Trafford and getting a run out. It was a good experience, even though we lost."

Meanwhile, Jack Robinson also looks to be back in the fold for a position on the side, after recovering from a three-month long ankle injury.

Dalglish watched the 18 year old in the reserves against Norwich City, and believes that his top-notch performance will get him closer to being fully fit.

"It was Robbo's first game for a long time and it was good to see him back," Dalglish told the Liverpool Echo.

"He's been out for a while but he got an hour under his belt and will really benefit from that."

Liverpool face United at Old Trafford this Saturday, and the game is particularly important for both sides, with United aiming to take top spot in the Premier League table and the Reds pushing for Champions League qualification.

They are currently just four points off fourth-placed Chelsea, but need to rely on results from Newcastle v Tottenham and Arsenal v Sunderland to leap frog six and fifth position.