Tonight the pair will come head to head as former Swansâ€™ boss Brendan Rodgers takes the unbeaten Reds to the Liberty Stadium.
Shelvey said: â€œI said to Steve that I might have to go elsewhere to get football. He told me â€˜stay here, youâ€™ll get your chanceâ€™.
â€œIt was great to hear that from him, but I felt I needed to come away.
â€œAnd Iâ€™m lucky that Iâ€™ve found my feet at a club like Swansea."
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