Indeed, the Reds head coach expected his players to be smart enough to stop Andy Carroll from receiving the ball in the air. Evidently, he was wrong to do so.
Klopp also commented on Liverpool's inability to find their own target man - Christian Benteke.
West Ham beat the Anfield outfit 2-0 on Saturday, completing a league double over Liverpool for the first time since the early 1960s.
The German is quoted as telling reporters: "There are crosses in the game that's normal, you know that. But, if the other team has Andy Carroll, how can you allow crosses? We had Benteke, we could have done the same."
It seems the Liverpool boss has really set his stall out after yet another disappointing performance against West Ham.
He is clearly distancing himself from the display shown against the Hammers, blaming the players for their mistakes and not wanting to associate himself with them.
That makes sense. Everyone saw how poor Liverpool were during the last months of Brendan Rodgers' reign and some of the same flaws are being displayed by those very players.
Liverpool need changes in January and hopefully Klopp's newfound anger will give him the conviction to discard those who simply aren't good enough at Anfield.