He said: "We're here to play for our country".
He has also earned himself an England recall after his fitness denied him a place in the World Cup squad - a tournament which he had mixed emotions about after Gareth Southgate's side reached the semi-finals.
Klopp said players need a proper break to be fresher, pointing to the case of Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson who played for England at the World Cup in Russian Federation.
City boss Pep Guardiola reined in their attacking intent during Sunday's goalless draw at Anfield with a first-half performance in particular which was the most restrained of any since his arrival in England. "You saw in the World Cup how great Modric was and Rakitic as well, who plays for a great side in Barcelona", he said at the prospect of taking on Croatia's midfield maestros.
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"We have gone in a different direction".
"We already knew what we had to do if we want to compete to win something".
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Southgate also had his players work on their evasive skills with a game similar to tag and Maddison in particular enjoyed the chance to show off his agility.
And former striker Fowler says that despite putting themselves in contention with their strong start to the season, the Reds players are performing below the expectations of the fans and Klopp.
Thinking back to the summer and the World Cup, of course I would've preferred to have been in Russian Federation with the lads, but sometimes you just have to accept where you're at.
"I made the move because I believe in my ability and I believed no matter what I would eventually kick on at Chelsea".
"The players told me it is somewhat hard to go there, as people come up to you pretty directly".
They're playing an attractive brand of football and Eden Hazard has been the standout player in the Premier League thus far.