Jurgen Klopp thanked Liverpool’s supporters for the atmosphere they created against West Brom – and saw the 2-2 draw as a point gained rather than two dropped.
Having led through Jordan Henderson’s well-worked goal, the Reds fell behind after Craig Dawson and Jonas Olsson – who also had a goal ruled out for offside – both converted two corners only for substitute Divock Origi’s deflected long-range strike in the sixth of eight added minutes to rescue a point.
Klopp led his players to the Kop to thank them for their support and admits he enjoyed the draw more than he should have.
“It was the best atmosphere since I’ve been here, I enjoyed the atmosphere with my whole body. I want to say ‘thank you’,” he said.
“Sometimes a point deserved in the right way is more important.
“I know three points is important for the table but for development – the style of play against a team like this; everyone tells us we can’t play against teams like this but yes we can; staying in the game – to come back, that is a big moment in football.
“On Thursday (against Sion in Switzerland) we played on ice; today against a wall and it was not easy to create chances against a team like this.
“Maybe the crowd were disappointed but they didn’t let us feel that. We were all in the game. We all wanted this one point and it felt like three, in this moment it was an explosion.”
Klopp also defended goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who made a mistake for West Brom’s equaliser.
“I said to Simon at half-time, if somebody says it was your fault, it is not true, it is my fault. I have nothing negative to say about Simon,” he added.
“They had six or seven players who were six foot four or taller and that is really difficult to defend but we will do better and work on it.
“In England it is really difficult for goalkeepers to come out as there is no-one to protect them but he can help if he comes out.”