Klopp claims he was happy to persevere with the bulk of his stars from the previous campaign.
"We thought a lot actually about who would fit in," he told Liverpool's official website.
"The big difference between us and all the rest of the Liverpool world was probably that everybody thought we should change a lot from last year's team.
"We thought 'No'. Yes, we changed a few things but most of the players who performed most of the time last year are still here.
"We wanted to build on this base.
"We brought a few new things in, a few new skills, but it's all about the base which we already had."