The hosts seemed to be cruising to another Anfield win as they raced into a 3-0 lead, but Salzburg hit back to level at 3-3 before Mohamed Salah's victor ensured Liverpool edged a seven-goal thriller. "I just expect us to play the best game we could play, but everybody knows it is a final and we are prepared for that".
Asked how the speculation affects him, Haaland said: "I just focus on my job - playing football - to enjoy what I do every day and to go in with a clear mindset to be in the present and enjoy the moment right now. We are at least used to that".
Liverpool were also close to elimination from the group stage of last season's Champions League when paired with Napoli, with Alisson making a stoppage time save to deny Arkadiusz Milik a goal that would sent Klopp's side crashing out.More news: Chilean Air Force plane to Antarctica crashes with 38 people aboard
The Reds require a point from Tuesday's trip to Salzburg to guarantee a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, a competition they won last season with a 2-0 victory over Tottenham.
If Liverpool are to defeat Salzburg, top spot would be secured, however a draw could see the Reds finish second and face a hard tie in the next round.
"Salzburg is a team that makes a lot of goals out of counter-attacks, but I know them well and I hope that we can eliminate their strong parts". But that means they have to beat us and that's not so easy - and we should use that fact as well. "We will try to win with all we have and at the end we will see what happens".
"You've seen the first game and that wasn't a friendly", said Klopp.More news: Missouri set to hire Eliah Drinkwitz as football coach, reports say
"The next game where a clean sheet would be useful is already around the corner, against Salzburg on Tuesday", said Klopp.
"Given all the talk around what could potentially happen, we've communicated with Erling and his father to make sure we can stay focused on all the things that matter in the moment".
With Joel Matip still recovering from injury, the inclusion of Lovren eases their defensive worries ahead of a crucial fixture.More news: US Officials Lied for Years About Progress in Afghan War