Ex-Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has labelled guards of honour "a load of nonsense" as Manchester City are expected to applaud Liverpool onto the pitch when the sides meet at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.
"The fact City will be doing it on Thursday will show humility, saying "well done" to Liverpool and appreciation for their quality".
"I think it's hard to look past Liverpool and Manchester City at the moment", Smith told Sky Sports News.
"I don't know where it started and why it started, I would feel uncomfortable doing it".
"You can see the way the players have developed in this team, and I think all of these things come from him - so I will say again, it's thanks to him".
Liverpool won the prestigious Champions League past year, while they have also picked up the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup this season, with Klopp's side looking to lay their hands on every trophy they can get.
"The fans don't want you to do it, the players don't really want to do it, it's all for effect and it doesn't mean anything".
"Kevin De Bruyne - probably the best midfielder in the world - is clapping midfielders who can't lace his boots".
"And if I'd won it, by the way, if I was walking through, I'd feel awkward". I'd feel uncomfortable. I understand why the powers that be created it, because it does give off the right message to those watching.
Liverpool have been celebrating wildly but are still chasing a series of Premier League records already set by their next opponents.
In that campaign, they became the first team to amass more than 100 points in the Premier League, won the competition by the biggest points total (19), recorded the most wins (32), and scored the most goals (106).
Salinas issued a warning to Pep Guardiola's Manchester City, with the former Spanish global claiming the Reds are on their way to breaking Manchester City's record points total of 100 points.