In one of the more surprising results of the weekend, beleaguered West Ham defeated Liverpool 3-1 at Upton Park, aided by a strong attacking display.
Aside from a fifteen minute period in which Glen Johnson gave Liverpool hope with an 84th minute goal, Liverpool endured a return to earlier season form. Their misery was compounded with Carlton Cole’s injury time clincher.
Scott Parker gave the Hammers the lead in the 22nd minute and, to end a vibrant first-half display which made light of their Premier League woes, January signing Damba Ba doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time. “The players would admit, and be honest, that they probably got what they deserved today,” Kenny Dalglish told The Guardian. “Nothing.”
Dalglish: No contract offer.
Kenny Dalglish used the post match interviews to refute the suggestion that he has already been offered a long-term contract extension to become Liverpool’s manager on a permanent basis.
With John W/ Henry having recently expressed his satisfaction at Liverpool’s resurgence – Sunday’s defeat notwithstanding – Dalglish was questioned on the subject following the West Ham defeat.
“A contract from who?” was the Scot’s curt retort, leaving nobody in any doubt that his future still remains unresolved beyond the end of the season. However, it seems that Dalglish is keen to take the job on a permanent basis if it is eventually offered to him. “I’m happy to be here, I’ll do what I’ve got to do for the club that means an awful lot to me,” he told Skysports.com.
Hull land Amoo.
David Amoo will hope to gain valuable first-team experience on loan at Hull City. The winger has already spent time at MK Dons this season and has agreed to join the Tigers until the end of the season, Skysports.com reports.
Amoo has been on the periphery of Liverpool’s squad for a while now, making his first-team bow in the Europa League qualifier against Macedonian side FK Rabotniki last summer. However he has been unable to add to that appearance on a regular basis and will hope that the move to the KC Stadium will reinvigorate his career, starting with Hull’s trip to Nottingham Forest this weekend.