An up and down first four months of the season ended on an upward curve as Darwin Nunez scored twice after Che Adams has cancelled out Roberto Firmino’s sixth-minute goal to secure a fourth successive win in all competitions.
The top-four is now within touching distance, which is an improvement on a couple of weeks ago when back-to-back defeats against Nottingham Forest and Leeds raised serious questions about their ability to compete for a place among Europe’s elite.
A five-week break will now provide time for consolidation before thoughts turn to the second half of the campaign and, like last January when they made a snap decision to bring in Luis Diaz, Klopp has not ruled out making signings.
"We are always open to these kind of things, but we don’t have to open this discussion now," said the German, who has been criticised for not strengthening his midfield options.
"If there is something possible we will do it but the door is open and we are open as well.
"It is not about wanting. We want to improve the team all the time, we just believe in the training ground we can do it there."
Additional reporting from PA