Anyone in any doubt why Klopp would shun taking a job where you simply pay the most money for the best players should look at his immediate post match comment.
Asked about the mounting injury crisis he stated defiantly that “If we have eleven, we will fight”.
This mentality is what took Klopp through an eleven year professional playing career with Mainz 05 and a subsequent seven year spell as their manager before he joined Borussia Dortmund.
Klopp does not do flirty relationships or quick fixes.
Those Liverpool fans expecting the majority of the current squad to be binned and replaced with superior players are going to be sorely disappointed. This won't happen. Liverpool have been shopping in the bargain basement because that is what they can afford. The job of making something out of the potential is what Klopp brings to the party.
With a complete first team on the treatment table Liverpool outplayed Stoke last night for long periods with a defiant show of fighting spirit. Something that has been sorely lacking for many years.
In his brief spell before being substituted after seventeen minutes with a hamstring injury, Coutinho had clearly been told that his incessant potshotting had to stop. Several times he looked up and passed when you expected the ball to sail over the bar and he was far the better player for it.
The derided Lovren has morphed into one of Liverpool's best players and Joe Allen inexplicably turned in a virtuoso performance in midfield to make all the haters eat their words. Allen was the best player on the pitch by a distance. Clearly his regular visits to the soup kitchens have been giving him a much needed reason to improve.
Why buy when you can coax performances out of players that have hitherto lain dormant? The potential in the academy is tremendous and the amount of players Liverpool have out on loan is ridiculous.
Klopp can make a Frankenstein out of this Jekyll and Hyde set-up.
Exeter then is the next stop and for as long as Liverpool turn in performances of this nature then Reds fans can be assured that going out of the cup meekly won't happen. Whatever team is fielded against Exeter will play to the set standard because anything less is just not acceptable.
It will take time but you can see the bar is gradually being raised and the players are adapting. It's much more fun watching players that have hidden potential suddenly discovering it and playing out of their skin than seeing players bought for high price tags and not living up to it.
Watching Liverpool has become enjoyable again.
Exeter are 11/2 to win this game which are Scrooge like odds and I don't feel there is value there so I'm looking at some alternative betting markets for this game.
Despite their lack of goals this campaign you would fancy Liverpool to score twice against Exeter and a 2-0 scoreline is 6-1.