Liverpool’s defence were made to work hard for their three points against Newcastle, and the centre-back pairing at full time was an unexpected one.
With the help of Alisson in goal, the English centre-back pairing managed to see the game out, securing a famous win at St James’ Park.
After the match, the pair came in for praise from their teammates and manager.
Klopp said: “Joey [Gomez] didn’t play for a while, he did well. Came on, we settled, we played better afterwards to be honest. We were much more controlled, didn’t let them get through really.”
The Scotland captain added: “I thought he came on, in a difficult moment, we were 1-0 down, we just went down to 10 men, the crowd are up and it’s only looking like it’s going one way.
“But Joey calmed us down, if I am honest. He started getting his foot on the ball, started playing his passes. I thought he was tremendous; I thought he was exceptional.”
Meanwhile, the boss told BBC Sport: “[Quansah] is a real talent. He played two really good passes, super-important passes, I would say.
“Defensively we needed luck a little bit, we were a bit too deep, a bit too passive. They could shoot but we have Alisson. There were, obviously, besides the result a few nice stories and bringing Quansah on is one of them.”
“Jarell Quansah, absolutely phenomenal in his first game for us. Coming on in an atmosphere and an environment like this is extraordinary and, to hold his own in the way he’s performed, is outstanding.”
Some have suggested that bringing the 20-year-old on was a move from Klopp to show his employers they need to sign a defender.
Whatever the case, it was a strong start from Quansah, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Bristol Rovers, playing under Joey Barton.
Joe Gomez, we know all about. If he can get back to his best, he could be a real asset this season.