The Reds surrendered the Premier League leadership this week.
But Klopp says, "It's normal. It was kind of predictable, and if you want to be top of the table and a champion at the end of the season, you have to show in situations like that, and there are worse situations, real passion, real desire, you have to fight. You cannot come through with passing a little bit around, you have to go through.
"I got a message this week, another sign that people think I need help — I don't need help, thank you very much, I'm fine! — in the last 10 games, City dropped 12 points and we dropped seven. I didn't know that. Is it interesting for me? Not really, but the view from outside is completely different.
"Then it was something that City lost three outside the top six teams, we drew twice. That's the world outside, and we live in that world. I know that people are confronted with things like this, the players are too. The only tool we really have to sort our situation is football, passion, a proper fight, being aggressive in the most legal way. Be hard, put your foot in."