Here are five key things the boss told the media and supporters in his press conference:
Van Dijk’s return is “really cool”!
The opposition is squeezed high and compact, but Van Dijk can handle it in one fell swoop as easy as you like.
The diagonal balls were missed greatly last season as was his dominance and threat in both boxes and it was all on show at Anfield once more.
“The package of Virgil van Dijk is really helpful. Of course, really cool to have Virgil back.”
But prepare for centre-back “mix up”
After the events of last season, it’s no surprise that Klopp will look to keep things fresh at the back and now that he has options, he plans to use them.
“I can tell you now because of the things that happened last year, we needed four centre-halves, now we have six.
“We needed that and the first four will all play. We’ll mix it up when we have to. After a long injury, they shouldn’t play three times a week.”
Anfield “fulfilled our dreams”
More than 52,000 Reds were in attendance and it was a return to savour after 529 days.
“Obviously we were all looking forward to this. A football-fest I call it. Nobody left today with any disappointment.
“All our dreams were fulfilled today atmosphere-wise. The best we’ve had at 12.30, was pretty special.”
No surprises when it comes to Elliott
“Harvey was part of this performance and everybody wants to speak to me about Harvey! I can understand it with an 18-year-old playing such a mature game but I’m not surprised that he plays like this.”
We’ve got a star on our hands.
But it wasn’t just in the final third as “they were defensively good as well in a really difficult game from a defensive point of view.”
More of that, please!