The England U21 international is pleased to have joined the Swans, and says adapting has been easy as their former boss Brendan Rodgers plays a similar, passing-based game at the Anfield giants.
Shelvey said: "I felt that I needed to come and play. I didn't want to sit behind people.
"I felt that I wasn't getting a fair crack of the whip at Liverpool, but that's football. I felt my days had come to an end - I needed to get away, whether it was on loan or permanent.
"The hardest thing for a young professional footballer is consistency, and that is what I have to try and find and take myself to that next level.
"The way Swansea play, you always have to be passing and moving. That has been installed here since Brendan Rodgers was here, so I had a head start when he came to Liverpool so that helped."