The manager said "That's exactly how he has to play and he did it in an outstanding manner".
The games themselves are quite a contrast in the top two tiers as, typically, when a team near the bottom of the Premier League visits a side near the top, they go there looking for a point with their main goal being to frustrate their opponents by parking the bus.
"People say it's disappointing the draws we have had - yes, it is, we would like to win - but all in all, hopefully at the end of the season we can look back and say they are good draws with the circumstances".
"He's probably been more 'smiley".
"I remember those first years going for titles and the weight of expectation and thinking "we have to try to get over the line" and you carry it with you every minute of every day".
"In terms of the players, we've not seen any difference in any of the staff and that feeds into the players and we've not changed". Wijnaldum was named in the lineup only on the morning of the game, having missed training, through illness and he disclosed in graphic detail that he played while suffering with a stomach complaint. We must make sure we respond every game, not just one game.
'If we have a bad result we use that to put in a positive performance the next game and that's what we've done.
However, the Netherlands global recovered in time to take his place in the starting line-up and scored a fine second goal as Jurgen Klopp's side eased to a 3-0 win.
However, Wijnaldum believes his side, beaten Champions League finalists in 2018, are good enough to compete on two fronts. That's what he did in the second half at West Ham and it was clear this game would be the next step for him. A three-man press of Robertson, Mane and Naby Keita forced former Reds winger Jordon Ibe to lose possession and Georginio Wijnaldum's one-touch control and clever lob was exquisite.
'It's maybe a message to our fans and everyone connected to the club that we're here.
And Liverpool ensured they got their title bid back on track with a much-needed three points.