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Leiva Lucas challenges Scott Parker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Scott Parker.
Close range shot by Luis Suarez goes wide of the left-hand post.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Carlton Cole fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 3-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Spector.
Direct free kick taken by Jamie Carragher.
Mark Noble takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina.
Danny Wilson challenges Mark Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.
Carlton Cole comes on in place of Demba Ba. Luis Suarez fouled by Matthew Upson, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Gerrard crosses the ball in from the free kick.
David Ngog produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
Goal scored by Glen Johnson from close range low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 2-1 Liverpool.Luis Suarez provided the assist for the goal.
Jonathan Spector comes on in place of Frederic Piquionne.
Short corner worked by Dirk Kuyt.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Glen Johnson. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Luis Suarez from right wing, Dirk Kuyt challenges Matthew Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.
Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.
Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Save by Jose Reina.
Steven Gerrard takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save. Joe Cole decides to take the corner short.
Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson. Martin Skrtel takes the free kick.
Shot from just outside the area by Thomas Hitzlsperger misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Frederic Piquionne misses to the right of the goal.
Shot from just outside the area by Lars Jacobsen goes over the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by Leiva Lucas, James Tomkins makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, save by Jose Reina.
Shot by Gary O'Neil. Jamie Carragher gets a block in.
Corner taken by Luis Suarez, save by Robert Green.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luis Suarez from the right by-line, clearance made by Scott Parker.
Luis Suarez produces a drilled left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save made by Robert Green.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on Steven Gerrard. Leiva Lucas restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Thomas Hitzlsperger from just inside the area clears the bar.
Thomas Hitzlsperger fouled by Dirk Kuyt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
Corner taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger, Steven Gerrard makes a clearance.
Thomas Hitzlsperger has an effort at goal. Blocked by Martin Skrtel.
Demba Ba has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
David Ngog on for Raul Meireles.
Demba Ba concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Carragher. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Luis Suarez from the left by-line to the near post, Demba Ba manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jamie Carragher on Demba Ba, free kick awarded. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Demba Ba grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty box. West Ham 2-0 Liverpool.Gary O'Neil provided the assist for the goal.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Joe Cole coming on for Martin Kelly.
Frederic Piquionne takes a shot from 20 yards. Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Leiva Lucas challenges Thomas Hitzlsperger unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Noble fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Martin Kelly produces a drilled left-footed shot from 20 yards. Save made by Robert Green.
Danny Wilson fouled by Gary O'Neil, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
The ball is swung over by Lars Jacobsen, clearance made by Martin Skrtel.
The referee gives a free kick against Frederic Piquionne for handball. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
Shot by Frederic Piquionne from 18 yards. Blocked by Jamie Carragher.
The offside flag is raised against Luis Suarez. Robert Green takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Parker on Leiva Lucas. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
The ball is crossed by Frederic Piquionne.
Dirk Kuyt produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.
Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, save by Jose Reina.
Corner taken by Raul Meireles, clearance made by Demba Ba.
Scott Parker fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Liverpool.Assist by Thomas Hitzlsperger.
Shot by Thomas Hitzlsperger. Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Luis Suarez. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
Foul by Thomas Hitzlsperger on Leiva Lucas, free kick awarded. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Raul Meireles from the right by-line, Glen Johnson takes a shot. Clearance made by Frederic Piquionne.
The ball is sent over by Martin Kelly, Thomas Hitzlsperger makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Thomas Hitzlsperger from the right by-line, Martin Kelly makes a clearance.
Drilled left-footed shot by Raul Meireles. Save by Robert Green.
Martin Skrtel challenges Frederic Piquionne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Skrtel receives a caution. Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.
Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glen Johnson. Raul Meireles takes the free kick.
Headed effort on goal by Raul Meireles from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Mark Noble results in a free kick. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Thomas Hitzlsperger produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 25 yards. Save by Jose Reina.
Cole looks to fire against Hammers
Joe Cole is hoping for another opportunity to ignite his Liverpool career against first club West Ham when the two sides meet on Sunday.
The England midfielder has endured a frustrating season at Anfield after a high-profile free transfer from Chelsea last summer.
The 29-year-old was sent off on his Barclays Premier League debut for the club in August and has since been hampered by injuries and poor form.
Former boss Roy Hodgson became reluctant to use the player but the appointment of Kenny Dalglish as caretaker manager seven weeks ago has offered a fresh chance.
Cole had to wait until Thursday's Europa League clash with Sparta Prague for his first start under Dalglish due to a knee problem but lasted the full 90 minutes and could continue at Upton Park.
Dalglish said: "Joe Cole coming back is a real bonus for us. It has been a stop-start season for him.
"It is a great credit to him the way he finished Thursday's game - he ran almost the full length of the pitch to almost score in the last minute.
"There is not much wrong with his fitness, he just needs to get back into match practice and the lad will be okay."
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is hoping to prove his fitness to return at West Ham after three games out with a groin injury.
Striker Luis Suarez is back in contention after being cup-tied for the last two games against Sparta.
Defenders Martin Kelly, Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger will all be assessed but the match is likely to be too soon for #35million record signing Andy Carroll to make his debut.
Dalglish is expecting the relegation-threatened Hammers to provide a stern examination of his team's credentials.
He said: "We go into every game knowing it is going to be difficult and West Ham is no different to any other, irrespective of league position.
"It is a magnificent club we are playing against and we will always treat them with respect.
"But the most important team to get ready is our team. We will do our best to do that.
"West Ham are a fantastic football club that have not had the best of seasons but that doesn't mean to say they can't turn it on on their day.
"I just hope their day isn't Sunday."
It will be the first time Dalglish has prepared a team to play the weekend after a midweek European game.
The 59-year-old did not manage in Europe during his first spell in charge from 1985-91 due to a ban imposed on English clubs.
Much is often made of the hangovers Premier League teams have suffered from playing in Europe but that is not an issue concerning Dalglish.
He said: "We have not done anything we wouldn't have done if it was a normal league game.
"There are a few players that could be back on Sunday that could be helpful and freshen the team up a bit.
"But if you are going to win matches you are going to have to play more."
Cole will not be the only familiar face to step off the Liverpool coach at Upton Park on Sunday.
Steve Clarke spent last season as Gianfranco Zola's assistant before joining Liverpool as Dalglish's first-team coach last month.
Clarke is a highly-respected figure within the game and Hammers boss Avram Grant, who worked with the Scot at Stamford Bridge, thinks he has played a big role in the recent turnaround in Liverpool's fortunes.
Grant said: "Steve, he is a very, very good coach on the pitch and I am sure he is doing a good job at Liverpool.
"For three months before I was the manager at Chelsea, I saw that he did a good job and it was important that he stayed on when I became manager because he is good on the pitch, and in making the right training arrangements and he's very organised.
"I like him, he did a good job."
West Ham have been boosted by Matthew Upson's return to training from an Achilles injury that was initially feared could rule him out for the rest of the campaign.
The Hammers captain, who is out of contract at the end of the season, came through a light workout at Upton Park on Friday just three weeks after suffering the injury against Birmingham, although he is unlikely to be involved on Sunday.
Victor Obinna is a doubt with a foot injury while Robbie Keane is missing with a calf strain, but Danny Gabbidon is fit after recovering from a hamstring problem.
Hammers off the bottom after win
West Ham produced arguably their best display of the season to haul themselves back off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and all but kill off Liverpool's faint Champions League hopes with a 3-1 win.
Goals from Scott Parker, Demba Ba - rapidly developing into one of the signings of the January transfer window - and Carlton Cole secured all three points at Upton Park and kept the pressure on the Hammers' relegation rivals.
Glen Johnson pulled one back for Liverpool but their late rally was in vain as their revival under Kenny Dalglish suffered its first major setback.
The defeat left the Reds eight points behind fourth-placed Tottenham having played a game more, while Avram Grant was able to celebrate a result that moved the Hammers level on points with fourth-bottom Wolves.
The hosts certainly did not lack for confidence in the opening moments, Thomas Hitzlsperger - making his Premier League debut for the club - unleashing an outrageous 40-yard volley that flew into the arms of Jose Reina.
A minute later, Raul Meireles looped a header wide from the fit-again Steven Gerrard's pinpoint 50-yard ball before Martin Skrtel was booked for tripping Frederic Piquionne in full flight.
Meireles also fired straight at Robert Green, Gary O'Neil's shot hit a Liverpool defender and Glen Johnson saw a header from a corner blocked before the game settled down.
A Hitzlsperger rocket was again too close to Reina before Parker showed the kind of precision his team-mate had been lacking to give West Ham a 22nd-minute lead.
He and Hitzlsperger played a neat one-two on the edge of the box and Parker floated a delightful finish right into the far corner with the outside of his foot.
Dirk Kuyt hit the side netting from 20 yards following a lightning Liverpool break when team-mates were arguably better placed.
The recalled Piquionne then sent a wicked ball across the six-yard box, which just evaded Ba.
Liverpool struggled to respond, Luis Suarez repeatedly coming off second best in his personal battle with the impressive James Tomkins.
Right-back Martin Kelly's low drive was too close to Green as the interval approached, while Mark Noble curled a free-kick wide at the other end.
Liverpool suffered another blow when Kelly pulled a hamstring and was replaced by Joe Cole, Dalglish switching his formation from 5-3-2 to 4-4-2.
That was not the end of their woes, with the unmarked Ba powering home a header on the stroke of half-time from O'Neil's cross.
Liverpool began the second half on top but nevertheless made a quick change when David Ngog came on for Meireles.
With Wolves having won 4-0 on Sunday, West Ham needed another goal to climb out of the drop zone and Ba almost provided it when he drilled inches wide from 25 yards.
Tomkins, Piquionne and Ba were all close to connecting with a corner as the home side hit back.
But they had Green to thank for preserving their two-goal lead when Suarez finally beat Tomkins with a quick turn and unleashed a rising drive which the goalkeeper tipped behind.
Piquionne missed a glorious chance to kill the game when he glanced Noble's corner wide midway through the half but West Ham's commitment was summed up when Parker threw himself in front of a goalbound Gerrard shot.
Gerrard was making his presence felt and Green tipped a dipping volley over the bar from the England star.
Reina had to be equally alert to beat Ba to the ball from a Hammers break but he almost produced an absolute howler when he spilt Piquionne's shot goalwards before recovering.
It was all Liverpool at this stage and Grant responded by withdrawing Piquionne for Jonathan Spector after Cole had mishit a volley for the visitors.
But the Reds' pressure paid off six minutes from time when Suarez crossed for Johnson to tap into an unguarded net.
West Ham ran down the clock by bringing on Cole for Ba - although time-wasting was the last thing on the substitute's mind as he left Skrtel in a heap and drilled home at Reina's near post in stoppage-time.
There was still time for Suarez to test Green again but the points had already been lost.
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