"The best team won," BBC Sport quotes him as saying. "They had a greater control of the game but we were still a threat. Their mobility and passing was better than ours.
"We never pressed the ball well enough but we kept going all night. After 10 games you can analyse the league, my players have been brilliant and we will be in with a shout.
"We have shown enough that we have a fighting chance of a place in the top four."
Liverpool are currently third in the league table with 20 points from 10 matches.