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Thank you for let­ting us play on

- Sports · Soccer · West Ham United F.C. · Liverpool Football Club · Liverpool · Everton · Everton F.C. · Lionel Messi · Mohamed Salah · Pablo Fornals · David Moyes

lock­down it’s im­por­tant peo­ple are al­lowed to do things they like to do and football is one of those things.”

Klopp said: “It proves we can keep the bub­bles we are in kind of safe. Ev­ery­one has had cases like we have but we were able to iso­late them so they didn’t spread.

“Those didn’t hap­pen in the train­ing ground, they hap­pened when players were trav­el­ling for in­ter­na­tion­als and in nor­mal life. We have proved we can do it.

“The world is in a dif­fi­cult place and we are happy to be al­lowed to play football.”

Klopp was de­lighted his stars found a way to come back and win af­ter Pablo For­nals gave West Ham an early lead.

And vic­tory over West Ham took Liver­pool back to the sum­mit af­ter leap-frog­ging Ever­ton.

He added: “We have to try ev­ery­thing to win football games. It’s not about shin­ing, or fly­ing, or what­ever, it’s about hard work.

“That was ab­so­lutely necessary against West Ham.”

Klopp saluted cen­tre back Nathaniel Phillips, who made his Liver­pool de­but with an as­sured dis­play which earned him a hug from the Ger­man.

He said: “He’s a bril­liant guy, smart guy, in­tel­li­gent, ev­ery­thing. He’s not easy on the eye, he’s not Messi but who cares? In the air, he’s a mon­ster! He was in­cred­i­ble.”

Ham­mers boss David Moyes was an­gry at the penalty, won and con­verted by Mo Salah, which brought Liver­pool level.

“I don’t think it was a penalty, he (Salah) threw him­self to the ground,” he said.

 ??  ?? SMART GUY Nathaniel Phillips gets Klopp praise
SMART GUY Nathaniel Phillips gets Klopp praise

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