LONDON: Jurgen Klopp hailed Liverpool's ability to find a way to win after Diogo Jota came off the bench to score the winner five minutes from time to beat West Ham 2-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Like so often in their first title-winning campaign for 30 years last season, Liverpool left it late to snatch all three points but their patience and persistence was rewarded at Anfield to move three points clear at the top of the Premier League table. "Football is always about finding the right way, and tonight the boys found it," said Klopp.
"It's so difficult with the number of games we have. Seeing the determination and desire of the boys, the will to play football, to deal with setbacks is really exceptional."
Liverpool again felt the absence of Virgil van Dijk in defence as Pablo Fornals took advantage of a depleted backline to give West Ham the lead on 10 minutes.
Nathaniel Phillips made his league debut for the champions at the heart of the defence with Joel Matip and Fabinho also out injured. But it was Liverpool's other first-choice centre-back Joe Gomez who was at fault for the opening goal as his misplaced header went straight to Fornals, whose low shot found the bottom corner via the inside of the post.
For the third time in seven Premier League games this season they came from a goal down to win. West Ham had been on an impressive unbeaten run in the league, taking eight points from games against Wolves, Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester City over the past month. Agencies
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