"We were never in control of the game completely especially against a side like Liverpool, we were not going to dominate for the whole game," he said.
"We gave everything we could. We can't continue to play and dominate teams we play, when we did today we got ourselves in the lead.
"We just got promoted, we are in a good run of form and there are expectations from fans."
West Ham dropped to 11th on the table with the third loss in four matches whilst Liverpool grabbed a second victory on the trot to move up to 10th.