The Reds’ busy end to the season continues with a short trip to the West Midlands this weekend, as Klopp’s side seek a third consecutive victory.
But with the Baggies snatching a surprise victory from Man United at Old Trafford on Sunday, Klopp is wary of the threat of the relegation candidates.
“We always respect the intensity of the season so far, but in the end we respect West Brom,” he told reporters at Melwood on Friday morning.
“We respect the competition of the Premier League, we know we need points to be in the top four.
“It will be difficult enough. Everybody saw West Brom, four points since they’ve changed the manager.
“A lot of people thought ‘oh, United lost against West Brom!’. Now they have a home game and they want to show that they believe in their little last chance, that’s how it is.”
And the manager paid tribute to the departing Arsene Wenger, saying “he was and still is an influencer on football.”
That day was marred by VAR controversy, and Klopp will be hoping for a more straightforward game this time out.