After sealing a priceless 3-0 win over City in the first leg, Liverpool’s priorities arguably shifted further towards their European endeavours.
But the weekend still brought a Premier League clash, and an historic one at that, but over 90 minutes a much-changed side struggled to break down Sam Allardyce’s Blues.
“I have to be happy and take the result—no problem with that,” he told reporters.
“I think it is a fair result, we were better over most of the game and then Everton in the last few minutes had a few exciting moments in our box, which is never a good sign.
“I think until then we controlled the game, played the game we wanted to play. We were not here to play a wild derby today, it would not have made sense.”
Nevertheless, Klopp can now focus on preparing Liverpool for what is now their biggest game of the season, with anything but a capitulation enough to see them through to the final four.