However, Hughton hailed Klopp’s impact in turning Liverpool into what he believes are the best team in the Premier League.
“At this moment, Liverpool are the best team in the league,” said Hughton on Thursday. “I think we did really well at Anfield earlier this season. Anything that we can get will show how far we’ve come.
“I think he (Klopp) has been outstanding for the game here. This season shows what a great job he’s done. Liverpool are better prepared and it’s all led by him.”