The Barcelona star has now been afforded yet another opportunity to further burnish his record against top Premier League opposition when his side takes on Liverpool in the Champions League semi-finals.
So Liverpool are still on for a big shot at the title this season and they will be looking for their third straight Premier League away win when they face up to Cardiff on Sunday.
Chelsea and Arsenal's matches have also been moved back a day ahead of their Europa League semi-final second leg clashes with German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt and Spanish side Valencia respectively. "I know how much it means for the club, for their supporters, [after] so long without winning it".
"Coutinho's a player I like a lot and who has to succeed at Barca", he added.
"It's going to be a great day but I don't just want it to be a lovely day where we get battered, I want us to put up a performance, so that's what we've been working on this week and a good performance will stand us in good stead for the next couple of games". "I like it when we surprise people".
"Cardiff needed to win their last game and they won it".
'In our situation there is no problem about motivation. You are dead. That's why I never liked individual man-on-man against Messi.
Klopp says he and his players have not been wasting any time thinking what they might end up with at the end of the season, frequently comparing the title race to a marathon.
It's not likely to be a free-flowing game - and City did lose at St James' Park - but it should be another win for the Reds. "He has always been a leader on the field but now, you can see that he is a leader on and off the pitch", he said. "That's when you find out what the other competitors have left too".
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Cardiff struggle to attack freely from open play (although the first goal v Brighton in midweek was as good a counter-attack goal as you will ever see), so our threat will be from set-pieces and getting the ball into the box quickly.
"I think it's a great team and that's the main thing. I have to speak with the doctor, so I am not sure, but my feeling is it is nothing serious". That is big. That is a really big statement.