In September Klopp spoke about where Fabinho stands within the current squad.
In fact, it is Chelsea who are emerging as this season's surprise package. Seems like Liverpool are going with a 4-3-3, whilst Naby Keita makes the bench after recovering from the back spasm he suffered against Napoli midweek.
Liverpool's front three have yet to pick up where they left off last season, with Mo Salah still looking a shadow of his previously imperious self.
Manchester City regained top spot in the Premier League after securing a hard-fought goalless draw at Liverpool. You can get three points or one point or no points. You can watch all the action Live & Exclusive via beIN SPORTS Connect.
"It was seven massive games and I'm really happy with what the boys made out of it, now we have to hope they come back [from the upcoming global break] healthy and then we go to Huddersfield". So it looks like they are in a good shape.
The harsh reality, however, is that the Reds remain joint-top of the Premier League with a very impressive 20 points from eight games, only behind City and Chelsea on goal difference.
It is proof of how far Liverpool have come with Klopp at the helm, with constant progress on show.More news: Limousine Crash In Upstate NY Leaves At Least 20 Dead
In team news, Naby Keita is the only doubt for the Reds. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is likely to cover.
It depends on your point of view, but the reality is that this was simply a day when the defenders turned up and did what they are paid to do.
Robertson, who enjoyed a strong outing against Pep Guardiola's side, said any claims the race for the title was between only Liverpool and City were wrong.
Raheem Sterling will be relishing his return to Anfield, and the England attacker is likely to be handed a starting role on Sunday evening.
Arsenal, meanwhile, won their ninth consecutive game in all competitions on Sunday, thrashing Fulham 5-1 at Craven Cottage.
Those worries are surely premature, with the intense nature of that run of games being sure to take a toll in the legs of a hard-running outfit at some point, and that aforementioned trip to Yorkshire starts off a more favourable run of fixtures the far side of the upcoming global break.
Liverpool maintains their flawless start and remains unbeaten against Manchester City last Sunday.