This proved to be a bold move from Klopp, who made five changes from the side that drew 3-3 away to Sevilla in the Champions League four days before.
But ahead of the Reds’ midweek clash with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium, the German has revealed both Mane and Firmino are likely to return to the starting lineup.
“It made sense at this part of the season to use the strength of the squad. It’s not completely unlikely they will start,” he told reporters at Melwood on Tuesday.
“We don’t ‘rest’. We use our players. [Rotation] was not the reason for the last game, it was more that we needed fresh legs. I thought it worked quite well.
“It was a very important sign for the squad, that I show faith in pretty much all the boys in the squad, and they showed they are 100 percent ready.
“We will make one or two changes for the next game.”
Another player who could also come back into the fold is Emre Can, who missed Saturday’s stalemate with a minor injury.
“Dejan probably will be close. It’s not a big thing, a little swelling. He will try to run in a few minutes,” Klopp added.
“Emre is back, it was not a big thing, but big enough. He will be in the squad, for sure.”
The midfielder made his first appearance of the season as a late substitute against the Blues, having spent the last three months sidelined with a thigh problem.