The forward has scored just six goals from 43 appearances in all competitions this season and been unable to prevent the now-dethroned former Premier League champions from enduring a horror slump.
But boss Klopp was quick to insist that Firmino retains his full support and has tipped the 29-year-old to return to form sooner rather than later.
Roberto Firmino has been backed to burst back into form at Liverpool by boss Jurgen Klopp
Speaking to journalists, Klopp attributed Firmino’s sharp decline in front of goal to Liverpool’s wider issues this season.
‘It is a mixture of the season, 100 per cent, but as well, when the boys up front don’t score as often as we’re used to then that doesn’t help,’ Klopp said.
‘But anyway, we are not in dreamland, so you can go through these periods. But, of course, it is temporary and not forever. There is no doubt about that.
Klopp was quick to insist that misfiring ace Firmino’s struggles this season will not last forever
Firmino (pictured missing a chance against Leeds) has scored just six goals in all competitions
‘Bobby is not old or tired or lost everything, not at all. We see everything in training, but we need to make sure we bring that more often on the pitch.
‘That is not only for Bobby either, but you asked about him. That is a general thing for us.’
The Anfield giants are currently embroiled in a fierce battle to qualify for the Champions League – but they are languishing in seventh, seven points off fourth.
Liverpool have been haunted by key injures, a failure to take good chances and sloppy mistakes, all of which brought an early end to their title defence and pushed them out of the top four.
Firmino retains Klopp’s full support and has been tipped to eventually re-find his scoring touch
Reflecting back, Klopp rued the absentees in defence, with Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez both ruled out long-term, and insisted that the chaos stemming from the issue has taken its toll on the whole of his team.
‘The season is not one where we got into a proper flow and things were clicking game after game,’ Klopp added. ‘We had to work incredibly hard and when you have to work incredibly hard you think about different things.
‘So let me say it like this, when we lost our defence and stability a bit because of injuries, everybody had to play differently to protect the defence.
Liverpool have been guilty of squandering too many chances in what has been a poor season
‘That means you play a yard further back, or two, or five, or 10. That keeps your focus away from an offensive situation because you would think already that when you lose the ball you have to get it back.
‘So there are a lot of complex things that have happened this year and so far it was why this is the season we saw. There are absolutely no excuses, and I hope that is clear, but it is a description.
‘Bobby is a good example of that but he is in a good moment, he trains really well and that is good.’