"The season so far, points-wise, the Premier League season, is really successful".
"It's all OK but this game on Tuesday was a rather massive knock which was not expected and now we have to react for us in the right way, not only on Sunday but in general". The comparison with a year ago and the free-flowing football, and Man City, Chelsea and the others who are playing a very good season as well.
Klopp also pointed out that it is going to take something extra special for any other club to snatch the league title from Guardiola and co.
"We can do better, that's always the case, but our football so far has been pretty successful". First and foremost, we really have to admit to ourselves a lot of things are better than a year ago. That's a really tough job. We go for everything but we have to build on our situation, to get better and more confident.
The former Liverpool man thinks Manchester City have been impressive in the way they have killed off opposing teams this season and has urged the Reds to simply focus on taking care of their own business. Off the pitch I didn't need a lot of help because I was living here [in England] already for three years and when I needed some help on the pitch, all the players helped me very good. I don't make a big fuss about it, just like I don't celebrate a good performance for five days.
Liverpool's goal difference is now 12 worse than City's, but Klopp said he was not focusing on that ahead of the game against a Fulham team with the Premier League's worst defensive record. At the same time, the spectacular football in each game didn't happen but it didn't happen previous year as well.
"People seem to be saying this season will only be a success if we become champions, but it is not like that". "Maybe we want to show a reaction, that makes sense, but the right reaction".
"I would really be an idiot", he said.
"So I'd still expect Man City to beat Man United on Sunday".
Klopp revealed that both Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson have recovered from their respective injuries and, according to the Liverpool Echo, Klopp is glad to have his captain available once again. I still think they are at the moment ahead of everyone else. They caused City problems and are a really skilled team.