Bournemouth – 14th in the table at the start of the weekend, two points above the relegation zone – produced a commendable performance on Wednesday as they were beaten 1-0 at Manchester United.
And Klopp, whose men lost 4-3 away against the Cherries last season after being 3-1 up, said: “I saw Bournemouth playing at United and couldn’t see the biggest difference to our game against West Brom.
“Bournemouth lost, but they had a proper performance there. It was really good how they played – clear structure, good defending, and a good football-playing team.
“I saw a few games of Bournemouth this year and they didn’t get the points they deserve maybe, were unlucky in a few moments.
“They need points and it will be a tough game for sure.
“They have all my respect really. They do a brilliant job there and Eddie (Howe, the Bournemouth boss) is a really fantastic manager. It will be difficult, 100 per cent.”
Asked about his memories of the fixture last term, Klopp said: “It was a very, very good game (for Liverpool) until a specific moment.
“It was like we closed the game too early in our mind, and Bournemouth came back and it was a fantastic finish by them. We did not do well in the decisive part of the game.
“But I don’t think too often about this game – like I don’t think too often about the Norwich game (a 5-4 win for Liverpool at Carrow Road in 2015-16), which was pretty much the other way around.
“It is part of history – positive history for Bournemouth and not too positive for us.”
Goalkeeper Mignolet has recovered from a swollen ankle, while midfielder Lallana, who has made only one appearance this term after suffering a thigh injury in pre-season, should be “ready for the squad at least”, Klopp has said.
Joe Gomez, James Milner and Andrew Robertson are expected to be fit after knocks. Daniel Sturridge (hamstring) remains a doubt, and Alberto Moreno (ankle), Joel Matip (adductor) and Nathaniel Clyne (back) are still unavailable. Emre Can serves a one-match suspension.