Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, Klopp lauded the performance of his No. 67 and noted how effective this “triangle” has been.
“Really good. The triangle on the right-hand side worked pretty well,” he explained.
“That’s important for us, the understanding between Mo, Trent and Harvey is really good. Three footballers on this side works really well.
“Harvey just looked completely fine, I could see he wasn’t exhausted or whatever, he always had the ball and was trying to get through the wall.”
Speaking to BBC Sport, Klopp added on Elliott: “When you are old enough to drive a car you should be old enough to play football games!
“He is in the right place. He’s a smart player. He didn’t look tired for a second and kept going.”
But Klopp explained the thinking behind substituting his captain, who – like Andy Robertson – is still working his way back to full fitness.
“Hendo didn’t really have a proper pre-season, played last week absolutely too early and today I wanted his energy,” the manager said.
“He played a super game but step by step, same for Robbo, come on, try fresh legs, let’s go.”