However he did admit he is looking forward to the occasion with the Evening Standard reporting he said of Friday's crunch return to the Emirates: "It will be a special occasion for me, full of emotion I'm sure".
"He can be much more decisive in a few moments".
"The biggest improvement and the biggest potential he has is being involved in goalscoring situations". Once you get comfortable with that, you can start to relax more.
That remains one of the most complete performances of Liverpool's campaign, with their counter-attacking brilliance putting another top-four rival to the sword.
He has scored twice in 20 appearances - seven of which have been starts - in all competitions so far for the Merseyside outfit, making the first XI for four of the last six league games.
Reds boss Klopp has no doubt those "numbers are important" but has emphasised Arsenal pose a considerable threat. "If you are a big signing everyone expects you to perform immediately. I have some more time to think about that".
The German - whose side are fourth in the table, a place and a point better off than Arsenal - said ahead of Friday's clash: "We are a team who are very offensive-orientated, but that doesn't mean that you have to give any space away".
He cost Klopp's side £40 million after spending six years at the Gunners, appearing almost 200 times for Wenger's team and is determined to show fans what they are missing.
"Of course in football that kind of day can happen when things don't work out. They will have a strong side, whoever will play". Then we played at Sevilla and he did not so well and people didn't hesitate to say "that's why we need a new left-back".
Daniel Sturridge (illness and hamstring) and Joel Matip (adductor) remain doubts for Liverpool, while Alberto Moreno (ankle) is still out.