United attacker Jesse Lingard fluffed a golden chance to level the scores 10 minutes after Bernardo Silva broke the deadlock early on in the second half.
And while his miss sent Reds fans into meltdown, Klopp said he remained surprisingly calm.
Liverpool are running out of chances to overtake City in what has been a nail-biting title race.
Pep Guardiola’s side are one point ahead with just three games to go and now look almost certain to retain their title.
Klopp said he watched the Manchester derby with no expectation of United taking a point as the home side suffered a 2-0 defeat at Old Trafford.
He also said he did not harbour any conspiracy theories when it came to Lingard’s glaring miss from close range after failing to connect with the ball from Marcus Rashford’s cross.
“It was not the last chance before the game. Why should it be the last chance after the game?” said Klopp.
“If anybody really thought that United, in the moment, are capable of hurting City – City are just too good for that.”
Klopp’s reaction to Lingard’s miss comes amid news that:
“I watched the game in front of the television and I was not a little bit nervous,” he continued.
“I was not like, ‘Oh my God, why did he do this? Lingard!’
“I don’t like watching these games because we have nothing to do with them. I like to have the information but that’s all.”
The Reds boss said he wasn’t giving up hope of still being able to overhaul their rivals.
“Everything is still fine and if somebody doesn’t believe any more then I can’t change that now,” he added. “If you still believe then welcome to my club.
“I just want to play these three games and see what we get from them.
“I would love to have 97 points. If we have them then we played an outstanding season and whoever wants to say whatever about us, I couldn’t care less.
“Getting this amount of points would be special, but there is still a lot of work to do.”