"We can use the confidence of this game to push us through the next games - and our focus is on the next game in the Champions League".
"He plays like he has already played five or six years in the Premier League - but he is still young".
United had done enough as an attacking force to justify sitting back, with Lukaku again instrumental in their third consecutive league win.
"Liverpool is Liverpool, it is a big match, it is a match against a direct competitor for the top, but nothing is decided yet".
And yet there remains a sense of disquiet, expressed by that old Anfield general, Graeme Souness, who needed counselling at full time, not quite believing how United hung on in the face of Liverpool's relentless second-half domination of the ball and high pressing.
"That's modern football. We have to live within that environment and cope with it".
"I can imagine that if we lose against Seville on Tuesday everyone will have forgotten what we did in the last couple of weeks", he said. Normally he's an English player, you want him given time, he can make mistakes.
The Reds were punished for individual errors in the first half, Marcus Rashford scoring twice before an Eric Bailly own goal brought Klopp's men back into the game later on.
The 20-year-old had starred against Liverpool a day earlier, and chose to give a gift like no other.
Jesse Lingard, a late substitute, also echoed the manager's sentiment.
The Liverpool coach has often stressed he does not see the captain's armband as a guarantee of selection for the biggest games.
"We want the supporters behind us, since I've been here they've been really good". We were worth the win.
Rashford certainly boosted his chance of earning another start against Sevilla in the Champions League on Tuesday.
"If he has one or two not good games, he puts him out". You have to take it into the game - and it worked.
Pogba, however, even missed United's 2-1 win over arch-rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford and Marcus Rashford starred in his absence.
United will look to dominate the game on home turf but must be careful of being caught out by Sevilla. "I don't know", the manager said.
And Tuesday's game could come too soon for striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is regaining fitness after nearly three months out with a knee injury.
"He was upset with a player and the same happened to me against Crystal Palace [last Monday] where I was upset with my player and therefore they [the officials] understood that too".
He said: "He trained after you [the media] left".