While a depleted Liverpool were certainly not at their best in Staffordshire, there were certainly much to be encouraged by.
And speaking to reporters after the game, Klopp reflected this, with the German finding a balance of joy and relief at the Britannia.
“Massive, it’s absolutely massive. That’s how it feels,” he enthused.
“We have won a few games this year, but this was really special.
“Today you could feel it immediately in the dressing room…immediately everybody was like, ‘that’s very important!’
“Of course, we have to prove it next week and then the next week and then the next week, that’s how it is, but it feels outstandingly good in this moment.”
Simon Mignolet was also the subject of positive focus from the German, describing the Belgian’s late stop to deny Saido Berahino as “one of the best I’ve ever seen.”
Liverpool’s next test comes away to West Brom on April 16, with a week to prepare for another vital test.