Striker Luis Suarez has carried the side with 13 goals all season, including 10 in the Premier League, but he will serve a one-match suspension for Sunday's match at West Ham.
Shelvey seems most likely to replace him in a 'false nine' position manager Brendan Rodgers has played him in before.
But with the likes of defender Daniel Agger and midfielder Jordan Henderson proving to be the match-winners in their last two matches - against Southampton and Udinese - Shelvey reckons other players are now starting to share the burden with Suarez.
"In any team, goals have to come from all angles of the team, and I think they will," said Shelvey, who played for West Ham's youth team having grown up in Romford as a boyhood fan.
"Daniel scored on Saturday and Hendo scored on Thursday, so they are starting to come and the more and more we play together the more it will happen.
"You don't go out there purposely not trying to score. If you get a chance you are going to try to score but obviously sometimes it doesn't happen."
Shelvey knows he is neither as equipped or as talented as Suarez to properly fill the Uruguayan's boots, but he is determined to do his best to adapt to an unfamiliar position for the sake of the team.
"Luis is a world-class striker so everything he touches goes in," Shelvey said.
"I played there against Young Boys and thought I did all right. I did a job for the team.
"It is difficult to adjust because you have your back to your opponent all the time, whereas in midfield you can see in front of you, so it is difficult in that respect.
"It is a different type of fitness as well, but I'll be ready for it.
"You have to be aware of where other players are each side of you and in that respect I think I have got to do some work.
"But you play where you are told and it is always an honour to play.
"I'm excited because it is the team I supported but it is not an easy player's boots to fill.
"West Ham are a good team and a different type to play against as they are a bit more direct that others in the Premier League."