The Reds defeated Derby County 3-0 in the third round of the league cup at iPro Stadium and Klopp feels the performance indicated that the players have placed emphasis on the competition.
"What can I say? I said already this is a very important tournament for us," he said.
"Not only for me, it's not because I say it's an important tournament for us.
"For the players, it can be a very important tournament. If it is like this, you have to show it from the first second.
"Why should I go and make some magic things in a meeting that they [then] think it's an important tournament?
"It is and so let's go for it?"