Klopp has acknowledged ahead of Liverpool's clash with bottom side Swansea at Anfield on Tuesday that a Premier League title challenge is beyond them given they trail leaders Manchester City by 20 points.
Goals from Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah gave the visitors a two-goal half-time cushion at the Emirates Stadium on Friday (22 December). The Brazilian had outrun Arsenal's central midfield duo of Granit Xhaka and Jack Wilshere to arrive late into the box.
Messi has netted 19 goals for Barcelona in the current campaign, but has played fewer games than Salah with 25 appearances under his belt.
"As it was and so it will be against Swansea, we have to perform first of all and then we have to see how the other team can react". Having come on as a substitute for injured captain Jordan Henderson, the experienced midfielder has called for Liverpool to be "boring" at times.
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool have to deal with the pressure of performing week-in, week-out to earn a place in next season's Champions League. We played too deep. It was a surprise for home and away supporters alike that Arsenal's ordeal had not resulted in more goals for Liverpool in the first half - the Kops dazzled but failed to convert their plethora of chances. Arsenal and Liverpool, in respective terms increasingly incoherent and intermittently chaotic, represent the flaws and foibles of the men entrusted with overall responsibility for fulfilling their potential.
"There was nearly an expectation before the game that there were going to be goals, there was going to be exciting and we've got that", Carragher was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
In particular, focus has been placed on Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
"I am not saying he is up at that level, but when you watch him and he's trying to work it on to that left side".