Having featured in a deeper midfield role at Huddersfield, the Switzerland global played off the right in midweek - and he is happy to be flexible on behalf of the greater good.
"You can't win 4-0 if most of the things are not good, and tonight most of the things were really good".
Club captain Jordan Henderson missed out due to injury and with normal stand-in James Milner only on the bench, it was the big centre-half who popped the armband on for the Champions League game.
Shaqiri, born in Kosovo, was fined by Federation Internationale de Football Association for celebrating a World Cup goal with a gesture imitating a double-headed eagle, the Albanian national symbol, after scoring for Switzerland against Serbia.
Kosovo is a former Serbian province and Serbia does not recognise its independence.
"I had this already at the World Cup so I know I can handle this no problem".
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.
"One of Liverpool's problems previous year was their depth of squad and when you look at the Champions League final and see the substitutes of Liverpool against the substitutes of Real Madrid, you could see there was a significant difference in quality and I think Klopp has addressed that". I just go there to play a football game. "It makes sense that I first think before I speak". I think if everybody's fit they won't play in the starting eleven, but I think they've certainly got a role to play.
"I think that Shaqiri will be under unbelievable psychological pressure because he will know where he is coming; he knows that the Red Star is a symbol of Serbia and playing at the Marakana, I don't know whether he will play", said Terzic.