“I’ve always been able to get into the box. I should’ve scored a few more in the last few weeks too,” he said. “I’ve got into some good positions but not put the ball in the net. But I think the goals will come.
“I want to stay here for a long time and to be a regular in the team. To do that I know the manager has to be able to rely on me.
“If you look at lads like Stevie and Carra, they did it when they were my age – they lived up to their billing. I’m trying to do the same. When Liverpool made an offer, accepting it was the easiest choice I have ever had.”
Shelvey has already made 111 first-team appearances for Charlton Athletic, Blackpool and Liverpool since making his professional debut in 2007, and the England international believes the experience of playing in the lower leagues has helped him develop.
“I know a lot of my appearances came in the lower leagues but I’ve played over a century of senior games,” he added.
“That’s nothing compared to some players but it’s good experience. I see myself as someone who can help the younger lads.”