Three players to drop out from the matchday squad were Robertson, Mane and Salah, with the manager revealing to ITV that the left-back was absent due to illness.
“Robbo is ill,” he explained, “it finally got him as well.”
Whether this rules Robertson out of Scotland’s upcoming friendlies against Poland and one of Austria or Wales remains to be seen, though it is safe to say Klopp will be hoping that is the case.
Meanwhile, Salah was not risked after suffering a minor recurrence of his knee injury in the 2-0 win over Arsenal, with Klopp mindful of the World Cup playoffs between Egypt and Mane’s Senegal on March 25 and 29.
“Mo felt the injury a little bit, another knock, so it was clear that we don’t take risks,” he continued.
“Then it was clear we don’t take Sadio. We have the opportunity to give them the rest they need, because they have two massive games coming up.”