Indeed, the 22-year-old from Romford says Sterling, Henderson and Lallana have come very far since he was last with the national side.
"Raheem's in the squad - look how far he's kicked on - and the same with Jordan and Adam Lallana," Shelvey told the FA. "It's good to see my old Liverpool team-mates, as well.
"He's always been a leader. I can't speak highly enough of Jordan. We got on really well when he came to Liverpool, he's always been a good friend to me.
"He's someone you can look up to in terms of his leadership and abilities on the pitch. He's shown me [his wonder goal in training] a few times, to be fair!"
England face San Marino at Wembley Stadium tonight, having beaten Switzerland 2-0 in their first Euro 2016 qualifier.
Shelvey's inclusion in the squad has been a reward for a fine run of form in the Premier League for Swansea.