The Reds take on Steve Agnew’s relegated side knowing victory would guarantee a top-four finish, and could even see them leapfrog Man City into third.
Though Boro have nothing to play for, it will be no foregone conclusion for Liverpool at Anfield, but Klopp is determined to “finish successfully.”
“We have to perform, we have to win and if we have enough points we deserve to go into the Champions League. If we don’t, we don’t,” he told reporters on Friday.
The German also called for supporters to provide the right atmosphere for his side, saying “it’s something we will remember for the next three months.”
Klopp was full of praise for Boro despite their lowly finish in the league, with the 49-year-old taking nothing for granted.
Jordan Henderson is still unavailable, with Klopp explaining that “the season was a little bit short” for his captain.
After Sunday, Klopp’s focus will turn to the transfer market, and again he suggested sealing a Champions League berth would be central to the Reds’ success in the summer window.