The Liverpool boss said his team should have scored more in the first half of the game but admitted his happiness with the victory as they make a cup run.
“We are really happy. We wanted to go through. There are millions of ways to win a game and we found one. We know it wasn't perfect but we have to learn. Mood in the dressing room is really good.”
While the performance wasn't vintage Liverpool, Klopp's side stayed true to their style of play by building out from the back despite the extreme wind and rain on Wednesday night.
“We have to play out, we cannot play long balls because they will come back,” Klopp insisted. “Sometimes it's risky but we cannot always have a perfect situation. Honestly, we should have scored more in the first half more when the wind was with us.
“We scored a wonderful goal in the second half. Conditions were brutal. Outrageous.”
That goal Klopp mentioned was Darwin Núñez's world-class finish that won Liverpool the game. The striker netted his seventh goal of the season and is in red-hot form after a sensational start to the season. “I loved our goals a lot,” Klopp added. “Darwin's goal, wow, what a screamer.”
Jarell Quansah was named man of the match in the victory in what was just his fourth senior start for Liverpool. The 20-year-old has continued to impress Klopp and fans as the German heaped praise on the centre-back during his chat with the media.
“Jarell was my man of the match,” the Liverpool boss admitted. “Strong in the tackles. We gave him the ball a lot. He had a lot to do. Super game.”
Liverpool remains the only top-four side left in the EFL Cup after Arsenal were knocked out of the competition after losing 3-1 to West Ham at London Stadium. The Merseyside club have a real chance of claiming their first piece of silverware of the season in the competition.