"I know it already we can compete with them, I don't have to look at them", Klopp said.
"He was always fantastic for us even in his not so good moments". If you keep on working really hard it will come, like he did. The first one was a little bit lucky, but then the other two were being in the right place, the second one, and using your fantastic skills for the last one.
"I think they are [the best], but for me I think it's mostly down to the manager and the way they play", he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
Mane is just the second Liverpool player to score a Champions League hat-trick away from home, following in the footsteps of Michael Owen, who did it twice. The 85 goals achieved by Bob Paisley in 1980/81 was reached in 39 games - the same number of fixtures the reds have played in so far this season, but 14 goals less.
"They all performed and of course Sadio is man of the match with three fantastic goals but Roberto Firmino's work rate was again outstanding. Congratulations but hopefully he (Salah) will not stop", said the Liverpool boss.More news: Facebook launches 'Lists' to personalise status update box
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"We needed to play as a team and that's what we did", said Mane, who became the fourth Liverpool player to score a hat-trick in Europe's elite club competition after Michael Owen, Yossi Benayoun and Philippe Coutinho.
At this stage of the season Liverpool also have a goal difference of +53 - this is the highest since Kenny Dalglish's 1987-88 title winning side.
Liverpool will expect to complete the job when they host Porto in the return leg at Anfield on Tuesday, 6 March.
With five teams in the Champions League this season, England is the most represented country in this season's edition and all of them are in the last 16 at the moment.
Dunphy was speaking after Liverpool's 5-0 demolition of Porto in the away leg in Portugal, which followed on from eye-catching results for both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City the previous night.
"We made a few more mistakes which cost us dearly, especially against a team with that kind of firepower".