And while they were not at their best, Klopp was left to reflect on a Liverpool performance that improved throughout.
“[It was] not brilliant, but [they were] ready for hard work,” he told reporters.
“Doing the right things in the right moments, reacting in a good way in the second half to a few things we didn’t do too well in the first half, and scoring fantastic goals.
“That’s how an away game should be.”
Klopp also discussed the top-four race, saying “it will stay tight until the end,” and Virgil van Dijk‘s mature display, explaining that “he coped with the situation fantastically.”
Liverpool have a quick turnaround as they fly back to Merseyside, with just two days to prepare for another away trip—this time to Porto for their Champions League last-16 first-leg clash.
Having responded to the disappointing 2-2 draw with Spurs the previous weekend with a positive result at Southampton, the Reds can head to Portugal full of confidence.