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.