But I don't really care what people think.
Shaqiri was involved in the build-up for Roberto Firmino's 20th-minute opener, winning possession and releasing the overlapping Andrew Robertson, before conjuring a sublime, cushioned pass for the first of Salah's two goals.
Jordan Henderson has been in position and the club captain since the departure of Steven Gerrard and Jurgen Klopp has showed no inclination to replace him during his tenure.
"It's good that we maybe can stop talking about that [his scoring record] - it helps a little bit". You shouldn't be constantly be thinking about how you can score again.
"[Klopp] was very frustrated and you can see why", the 46-year-old added. It's an exceptional number and hopefully he can continue.
"I can say thank you, but at the end it's a football game and I'm trying my best to give him good performances", he said.
"I'm just going there for a football game and it's not about politics - it's about football".
"You can see on the pitch we have a lot of good players and creativity and we are together".
"Like tonight, the first goal he scored was [from] genius little link-up play of Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] - I don't know how he did that".
"The most important thing is to win as a team and (the performance) was brilliant from everyone".
Notably proud of his dual-nationality, Shaqiri previously informed The Times, "I was born in Kosovo, but I grew up in Switzerland".
A stance that has previously proven to be quite divisive amongst the Serbian fans (a country that fails to recognise Kosovan independence), Shaqiri famously marked a goal at the 2018 World Cup against Serbia with the 'double-headed eagle' celebration.
He looked accomplished and creative on the ball, whilst proving to be a nuisance for Red Star off the ball.