Two goals against Newcastle, one each from Senegal international, Sadio Mane and the Egyptian goal-machine, Mohamed Salah, helped Liverpool move to second place on the English Premier League table.
With five minutes left of a wasteful first half for the Reds, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain drove through the away side’s lines and played in Salah for his 24th goal of the league season.
With no real outlet in attack, the Magpies were under constant pressure at Anfield and they buckled again when Sadio Mane swept the home side further ahead from Roberto Firmino’s pass – the 200th top-flight goal under their German manager.
Salah might have added a late third, too. As he broke clear in injury time, it looked like he was shoved in the back by Jamaal Lascelles.
Klopp said it was a “special view” not to give a foul and “definitely a red card” as the forward went down with just the keeper to beat.
“I love the goals he’s scored, I love his assists. I love this player,” he added of Salah.
“He’s doing so well, but all the others have exactly the same importance and he knows that.”
Saturday’s win moves Liverpool above Manchester United into second place – at least until their rivals play at Crystal Palace on Monday.