The Reds travel to Riverside for a Wednesday evening kickoff, looking to address their recent run of poor form.
However, speaking ahead of the trip to Teesside, Klopp insisted that “it makes no sense that you count the points between you and other teams at this time in the season.”
The German also discussed the form of goalkeeper Loris Karius, fending off criticism from the likes of Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville, and underlining his backing of the Reds’ No. 1.
Furthermore, Klopp admitted there was a possibility of Liverpool utilising the January window, but lamented that “the winter transfer market is the most difficult one.”
“You can imagine if you saw our bench [against West Ham], very experienced in defence and not experienced in offence,” he said.
“If this situation stays like this it’s clear we have open eyes on everything.”
He also discussed the impact of Philippe Coutinho‘s ankle injury, saying “everybody misses Phil.”
“The role he played was like a central midfielder, or a No. 8,” he explained.
“Now we have too many players in the first line, it’s of course a little bit risky. We know what we have to work on.”