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Shelvey says he was not forced out of Anfield but felt he needed to leave the club in order to play more matches and develop his game, with first-team chances limited on Merseyside.
“Brendan told me I could stay there and see what happened. It really was my choice. I wasn’t pushed,” Shelvey told the Daily Mail.
“But I wanted to play football. I would hate to be one of those sitting on my money.
“It’s a big thing trying to knock Steven Gerrard out of the team. If you had a really good game the next week you might still be out because the likes of Gerrard are coming back.
“I wanted to play, to get back the status that I used to have. Now I am playing.”