"Phil's a Liverpool player right now and he's doing really well for us", said the England midfielder, putting his arm around his team-mate.
"You talk about Fab Four - I don't like that name either".
"Everyone's a quality player and it's up to the rest of us to get in and among it".
It is advice the Liverpool manager is delighted to have listened to with Salah having already scored 19 goals this season.
Klopp says there are reasons we are seeing a different Salah this time.
"We were in a relegation battle in our first season, we were in a relegation battle in our second season and we're the same in the third season", he said.
"A very high-profile match and we haven't performed".
Liverpool's ferocious forward line travel to the South coast to play Bournemouth this afternoon and will be out to put consecutive frustrating draws behind them.
Jürgen Klopp's men had led 2-0 and 3-1 in the fixture last December, only to lose 4-3 after a spirited late fightback from The Cherries. "We gave just the one chance, but that's pretty much normal; I think really well deserved and I enjoyed the performance".
"We were flat, we never got going".
"Against Liverpool, who are so good on the counterattack, you can't turn the ball over like we did today".