And rather unsurprisingly it is Liverpool stars past and present that dominate the side, with him picking no less than eight players from his former club.
There is one surprising admission though, as Jamie Carragher fails to make the team, while he also neglects to include any of his current Magpies teammates.
The first name on his team sheet is goalkeeper Pepe Reina, with Shelvey saying he is surprised the Spaniard is not still at Anfield given his quality.
He sits behind four comprised of Martin Skrtel, Daniel Agger, Jose Enrique and Chris Solly in the Sky Sports team.
A surprise to nobody is the presence of Steven Gerrard, with Shelvey admitting it was magnificent to be alongside him at Anfield, as well as current Swansea City star Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Alongside them is a shock inclusion though as Liverpool flop Alberto Aquilani makes the team, with Shelvey claiming he has never seen anyone technically better than the Italian.
Up front is Luis Suarez, who partners fellow former Red Fernando Torres alongside Manchester United and England captain Wayne Rooney.