Thank you for letting us play on
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.