However, the Reds were unable to claim the three points as they were forced to settle for a draw, which left them five points clear at the top of the table. "When you are behind, you have to win games and we couldn't do that", he said. When you are behind you have to win games and we couldn't do that.
The game has been pre-empted by the shock defeat suffered by title contenders Manchester City to Newcastle at the James' Park on Tuesday night.
Despite being put together on such a low budget, the mental side of the game is not something you can accuse this Newcastle team of lacking.
"We know all the great teams like to have possession to play high up the pitch". At the beginning, sometimes it was hard between both of us, but step by step I think he understood. But we kept believing and kept working hard.
The German is yet to win a trophy since taking charge in October 2015, but he is now on the brink of delivering the one most craved on Merseyside for almost three decades.
Meanwhile Klopp was hopeful Virgil Van Dijk would be fit to face the Foxes.
The Premier League match between Liverpool and Leicester will be broadcast online.
The Dutch global is widely seen as the reason for the major improvement in Liverpool's defence that has seen them concede a mere 13 league goals - the lowest total in the division - so far this season.
It was a clear-cut penalty, but Keita was also to blame for not shooting earlier.
"You just wonder whether a little bit of complacency has set in this season", Smith told Ian Stone's Comedy Breakfast (weekdays 6.30am-10.30am). "He jumped then", Klopp added.
Fabinho has been deployed at centre-back recently but with Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold injured, and James Milner suspended, the Brazilian global could start at right-back tomorrow night. In the trio's absence, we might get to see Fabinho filling in the right-back role as the Brazilian has already played in that role for Monaco. "Of course I am", Klopp said. But to be honest, it doesn't matter to me.