A draw at home to Spartak Moscow in their final group match would be enough to put them through, while a win would ensure they top the table but Klopp is taking nothing for granted.
Three years ago they needed to win at home to Basel to progress but a draw dropped Brendan Rodgers’ side into the Europa League and the current Reds boss is keen for the focus to avoid any slip-ups after conceding a three-goal half-time lead in Seville last time out saw them miss out on early qualification.
He would not even let more questions about Philippe Coutinho’s future – “not one second have I thought about it” – or Sunday’s looming Merseyside derby deflect from the task at hand.
“We are only part of the Champions League because we want to go to the next round,” he said as Liverpool look to make the knockout stage for the first time since 2009.
“All good and bad things that happened in the Champions League – mostly good – has brought us to this situation and if we win we are through and that is cool.
“I know a lot of people might think we should be already through but that’s not life, it is not ‘if’ and ‘when’ it is about the moment.
“Spartak could say the same as they gave away four points against Maribor so they would be in a different situation.
“We are stronger than we were when we played them but they are stronger as well, in a good moment in the league, and they have some very important offensive players back so it will be an exciting game.
“You don’t have guarantees in life but if you don’t try all you get nothing so let’s try all and we will see where it leads us to.”
A goal apiece from James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic handed Crystal Palace a crucial 2-0 win over Huddersfield at the John Smith's Stadium on Saturday evening.
Manchester United bounced back from their Champions League exit as they beat Brighton 2-0 at Old Trafford on Saturday night to reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Tottenham reached the FA Cup semi-finals after they cruised to a 3-0 victory over Swansea in their quarter-final clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Premier League basement club West Brom squandered the lead as they suffered a 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
Chesterfield boss Jack Lester felt his side were unlucky not to claim all three points after their 1-1 draw at Cheltenham.
New Swindon manager Phil Brown revelled in his side's victory at Cambridge in his first game in charge.