And last night he silenced his detractors with a two-goal haul against Red Star Belgrade to become the fastest player to reach 50 goals for the Reds in the club's entire history.
"I've seen him lots of times and his play is still very, very good". However, he is now up to six for the new season as another neat touch from Shaqiri set up Salah to give Liverpool the cushion of a two-goal lead just before half-time.
'If he is not celebrating, I don't know if he is maybe a bit annoyed about getting asked about it [his scoring record].
"I'm not in doubt, he was not in doubt, but if you are constantly asking about it then it is like: "Something obviously is wrong, or people are not happy" or whatever".
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Liverpool will next face newly-promoted Cardiff City at Anfield on Saturday in the Premier League. It's an exceptional number and hopefully he can continue.
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.
The smattering of Red Star fans at Anfield, defying the UEFA ban on the club's travelling support, jeered the midfielder whenever he touched the ball and a much more hostile reception would be likely for him in the return game on Nov.6.
Having featured in a deeper midfield role at Huddersfield, the Switzerland worldwide played off the right in midweek - and he is happy to be flexible on behalf of the greater good.
"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". "One player, I think, said something".