The midfielder bought the curtain down on six years as a Red in the summer when he joined Brighton.
In tonight's match programme notes, Klopp declared: “Our visitors today have many talented players but there is one we are very familiar with at LFC.
“I will have to stop myself saying too much on Adam Lallana because I could write a book.
"And I have to be respectful to the fact he is our opponent today… he wants to beat us and we him.
“But I must mention what a special person he was for us – and in truth remains so.
"When he left, I described him as a Liverpool legend for his contribution and I read somewhere recently he felt a little embarrassed by that.
"But he absolutely shouldn't. It's a status he has earned and then some.
“Thirty-six Premier League matches a season I look forward to seeing Adam play. There are two when I do not… today is one of those."