Some have suggested it is in Liverpool's best interests simply not to lose to City, who they lead by six points on top of the Premier League table.
Asked about the situation, Klopp said: "Maybe there are people who are smarter than I am and see it like this, but I don't.
"For me, it's 100 per cent a 'want to win game' - with all I have. I've never understood 'must-win' games because that doesn't change the chances.
"For us, as a team to prepare a game like this, you have to do the right thing again and again: being brave, playing football, defending for your lives.
"All the stuff around the game doesn't really affect us. We want to win, and we'll try everything to make that happen - which is difficult enough. The season will not stop after this, but it's a big one, we know that.
"The whole world will be watching it, 100 per cent. Everyone I know will. I'm really looking forward to it, but the discussions around, I'm not part of."