After narrowly scraping through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, Liverpool have been handed the daunting task of fending off Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for any hope of emulating their Finals appearance in Kiev previous year, with the first leg set to be held at Anfield on Tuesday 19th February.
"We don't want to look to the other clubs - we just look to ourselves", he told Liverpoolfc.com at Melwood.
"It's a blow for the boy and for us - because prior to the injury he was in such fantastic shape", Klopp said. "That is what we tried past year".
"This club has not been champions for 29 years, so how can people sit there and watch it like (they are watching) City?" he said.
They had never previously achieved the feat against any team in their top-flight history.
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Liverpool midfielder James Milner returns from suspension and is likely to be asked to fill in at right-back as Trent Alexander-Arnold is not yet fully recovered from a knee injury.
Liverpool believes Gomez will play again this season, though.
The Liverpool manager added: "After the Leicester game I heard the words from [Claude] Puel that they deserved more".
"I don't know [if he needs surgery]". We have to keep going, work hard and win games.
"Now we have tomorrow to start again and think about Everton and after Chelsea".