The Reds headed to Milton Keynes with a significantly changed squad, as Klopp left the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino on Merseyside.
Instead, a host of academy hopefuls were drafted in, with an away tie against League One opposition the perfect opportunity to rotate.
It has given three their chance to debut, with another six on the substitutes’ bench waiting for their Liverpool bow.
Speaking ahead of the third-round clash, Klopp’s assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders described cup competitions as the “soul of football.”
“We will put a team in place which, for me, is a Premier League team,” he told reporters.
“And the players feel this responsibility as well, because we are up to this. A highly motivated team plays against us.
“They really look forward to it, I really look forward to it, it’s just another opportunity to put our identity in place, to show our passion.
“We prepare the game in the same way as we prepare Chelsea, with the same accents, probably even more detail, but with the same hunger to win it.”
MK Dons: Moore; Brittain, Poole, Walsh, Williams; McGrandles, Kasumu, Gilbey; Nombe, Dickinson, Bowery
Substitutes: Nicholls, Lewington, Martin, Boateng, Houghton, Harley, Agard
Liverpool: Kelleher; Hoever, Gomez, Lovren, Milner; Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita; Elliott, Jones, Brewster
Substitutes: Lonergan, Van den Berg, Lewis, Kane, Chirivella, Clarkson, Longstaff