Jurgen Klopp name-checked a host of his Liverpool match-winners as the Reds fought back to beat West Ham 3-2 at Anfield on Monday night.

The Reds took an early advantage through Gini Wijnaldum's header before the Hammers responded when Issa Diop headed past Alisson Becker from a corner.

Substitute Pablo Fornals struck West Ham into a second-half lead before Liverpool fought back with goals from Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to restore a 22-point lead at the Premier League's summit.

Right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold bagged two assists and could have had a third had VAR not ruled out a late tap-in from Mane and Klopp talked up his expectations of both his full-backs, with Andy Robertson also enjoying a good game on the opposite flank to the 21-year-old.

“We have passed the moment where we treat Trent like a young boy," said Klopp. "He is a proper member of the squad so everybody has to contribute.

“The boys do a lot to bring him or Robbo into the position. I don’t want to make the performance smaller than it is, I’m completely happy with it, but that’s how football works at the highest level."

Klopp also reserved a word for Wijnaldum, whose superb header opened the scoring at Anfield before the Reds manager detailed his admiration for the performances of both Roberto Firmino and Mane.

Klopp added: “I saw super moments of Gini for example where he wins that decisive battle. Sadio, Bobby (Firmino) chasing back, wins the ball which thank God in our stadium is like scoring a goal after Bobby wins a really important ball back.

“All these pieces, put them together, and we have a lot of time to get a full-back in the position where he can cross and we can score a goal.

"I actually thought we could have crossed better, maybe it was the wind, but they were too hard. Not a perfect game, but still a lot of good performances."

The Liverpool manager also paid tribute to the help given to him and his players by the supporters inside Anfield as the Reds took themselves to within four games of a first league title in 30 years.

“First half we lost a bit of patience," Klopp added. "In the second half we were forced to be patient, but we increased the pressure.

“Now we were there, the crowd were really helpful. We had a lot of set-pieces. Ox (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain) came on and we changed the set-pieces slightly, they were too hard from time to time.

“The positioning was brilliant but the crosses looked like shots. But we scored the two goals in situations, the third one was a good reaction from us to a deflected ball.

“Our second goal was really good play but unlucky for West Ham the way it went in. The best goal we scored was obviously the disallowed one, that’s exactly how we wanted to play.

“They had the big chance when Robbo thought it was offside and it was a sensational save from Alisson.

“We brought it over the line. It was difficult as we knew it would be. West Ham were much better than against us in the first game, much better than against Manchester City (on Wednesday).

"I really think they can take something from here as well. They looked a proper threat tonight."