Neymar's display came in for criticism despite him laying on Mbappe's 83rd-minute leveller and Klopp revealed afterwards that Liverpool planned to target the Brazil superstar's lack of defensive work.
And Neymar regularly failed to track runs from Trent Alexander-Arnold, with one such foray from the Liverpool right-back contributing to Daniel Sturridge's headed opener.
"The cool development of this club is that when you hear Liverpool are playing PSG you don't think we have no chance any more", the German manager told reporters. We needed all of our focus and we covered a lot of yards and closed all of the gaps.
"Obviously it's big for us to compete against teams like that, but we see ourselves at that level".More news: Galaxy A7 (2018) is Samsung\'s first triple-rear-cam phone
He was benched for the start of Liverpool's showdown with PSG, but came on to score a crucial goal and will start this weekend.
The Brazil global made the difference with a brilliant 91st-minute victor, celebrating by covering up his eye, but Klopp made sure he highlighted Sturridge's contribution.
The star of the show was playmaker Fekir, who has now hit four goals and one assist in six games in all competitions this term, proving why Liverpool wanted him this summer.
Whether it was a result of Mane's refusal to leave him alone or not, we will never know, but Firmino told Klopp he was fit to play on the morning of the match and was brought on with 20 minutes remaining to score the victor. "In the end, we've got players like Bobby so we have the quality he has and pulled it out for us".More news: Trump Visits Hurricane-Ravaged North Carolina
Firmino then reported for training on Thursday morning sporting a brand new pair of protective glasses, which instantly put Jurgen Klopp in mind of a certain somebody. "I loved his goal celebration", Klopp grinned.
"The pressure was strong with a super high Liverpool block".
Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner are also enjoy rich form in the early stages of the season, meaning Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson will battle for the last remaining place in the trio. "We have to keep going".More news: Machines will handle half of workplace tasks by 2025