After such a great second half of the season, he inadvertently threw his future at Liverpool in doubt, as his two mistakes helped Los Blancos on their way to winning the UCL trophy.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com after returning to pre-season training, Klopp said: 'After four days I got a call from Franz Beckenbauer, our Bobby Moore, our biggest football player who is a good friend of mine.
"I am delighted with where Liverpool are right now". It was a huge honour to hear such a compliment and that's what I wanted for my career - a move to a big club that knew they could count on me.
"What happens on the other side, we will see, but we don't finish thinking about it before the last day of the window". That's clear." "So, from this point of view, from my side everything is fine.
Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke will have chances to impress before any decision is made on their futures, while Ryan Kent is back at Liverpool after indifferent spells on loan at SC Freiburg and Bristol City in 2017-18.
The attacking pair, however, will report back to Melwood before Liverpool fly out to America to play three games in the International Champions Cup.
Meanwhile, Liverpool started their pre-season on a brilliant note, beating Chester FC 7-0 in a friendly on Saturday.
Gerrard's words will be of some reassurance to Karius, and they might just sway opinion on the keeper.
"They are recruiting very well. But that they are back will be really good".
'I thought it was too late, you can not check that.
"Karius, to be fair to him, was getting stronger and stronger as the season when on", said the now Rangers manager. That was, for me, the explanation and I thought, 'OK, come on, we need to check that'. Is he capable of parking that up, moving on and drawing from the experience?
The 24-year-old was given an extended run of games to prove his worth after starting Liverpool's final 16 Premier League games and played every minute of the clubs 13 games in the Champions League. "We will see what happens and I will not - and don't want to - say it looks a little bit better in that department or this department".