Minamino has remained on the periphery of the Liverpool squad this season and has remained an unused substitute for the Reds in the last four Premier League games. "The world is a insane place, not only because of the pandemic", Klopp commented.
The Reds trail surprise leaders Leicester by four points, but play their game in hand when Burnley visit Anfield on Thursday.
"The fact that it got done, it does give you a boost and drains away all the negativity".
"For sure there are still a lot of stages to go and to clear".
"It is not a catastrophe, it is not ideal, but that is not important". That doesn't change my view.
MOHAMED Salah has insisted he wants to stay at Liverpool for "as long as I can" but said his future remains "in the hands of the club" as he looks to secure a new contract at Anfield.
And he rejected suggestions teams had now worked out his side and devised successful plans to combat them. There are chances where we just have to finish them off better. "It's nearly like they come as a package".
The goals have also dried up for Liverpool since a 7-0 thumping of Crystal Palace before Christmas - they have netted only once in that run of four winless games. You can not explain that.
"Someone has to be calm in this situation - it is not a catastrophe". Pretty much all the teams have a dip.
"We all know it is all about results but sometimes you can see little steps in the right direction or not", he said. Yes, we have had injuries, but we must handle the situation and continue. Some sorted it. but we can't change it in a minute.
Klopp expects to have another centre-back, Joel Matip, available for Thursday's home game with Burnley.
He will, however, have to wait for reinforcements for his forward line in the shape of Diogo Jota, who has been sidelined for six weeks with a knee injury. The Cameroon worldwide has missed the last four games with a groin problem, but is back in full training and available for selection.
"That makes it a slightly different title race or race in general this year and we have to be ready, 100 percent".
"I'm still confident that Mane and Salah will start scoring goals again, but I must say I am anxious for Firmino", Carragher told Sky Sports. "He needs time, the injury needs time".