I know I am responsible for the performance, but the people are responsible for the atmosphere. "We know that. To underline our progress and development, we have to", he continued.
With Southgate still desperate to find a player capable of unlocking defences at the highest level, Barkley's return to form could not have come at a better time, particularly with regulars Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard missing through injury. "It's been a long time coming but I feel like I've worked hard over the last two years and I feel like it's probably deserved".
"I feel I'm better equipped now".
I'm back into the routine of training and playing games, getting prepared mentally and physically for games and I've played a part in nearly all the matches this season so I'm feeling really good and confident and I want to keep that going all season.
After being a part of success like that and seeing what we've done recently, I feel we're going in the right direction.
"Up and down they are the best team in the world".
A Liverpudlian, who joined Everton as a schoolboy, Barkley's departure from Goodison Park, as he ran his contract down, was a drawn out and painful affair, but one he has put behind him.
There have been several near misses since then, with Klopp having tasted three final defeats since taking the reins - in Europa League, League Cup and Champions League competition.
"Sometimes, we are exactly that!"
"So, it should be a win-win situation". We got one, which is fine.
It's great living there, I haven't got any kids or anything yet, so I just wanted to experience living in west London.
"This is a fantastic moment to be a Liverpudlian, because it's all so positive in a not-so-positive world".
The first thing I want to say, is that I'm over the moon to be back with England.
He said: "In Liverpool, the enthusiasm, involvement and feeling of all people is brilliant". However, it was important that we didn't lose.
"It was difficult, it was always going to be as a local lad from Liverpool, supporting Everton from a young age, it is always going to be hard", he said.
"But, when you go to a match, there's nothing more important because you've decided already, 'I'm forgetting all other things, I go there to the stadium, I want to have the best 95 minutes of the week, of the month, of my life, whatever".