Slaven Bilic hoping West Ham can follow up Tottenham win against Liverpool

Slaven Bilic hoping West Ham can follow up Tottenham win against Liverpool

West Ham were angered that Matip escaped with an elbow on Winston Reid but Liverpool broke and man-of-the-match Countinho danced past Collins to net.

Liverpool took a huge step towards Champions League qualification as goals from Daniel Sturridge - on his first Premier League start since January - and the magnificent Philippe Coutinho helped them claim a comprehensive 4-0 victory at West Ham.

But an emphatic win ensured that victory over relegated Middlesbrough on the final day will take the Reds back to Europe's elite next season.

Liverpool move up to third with 73 points from 37 games, but need Manchester City to slip up in their final two games to stay there as they bid to claim an automatic group spot in the Champions League for the first time since 2015.

"I told them already, it's Liverpool at home, it's our last home game of the season".

'These players have done so well this season - that's why we are in the situation that we are.

"It's important for everyone at the club to finish in the top four", Sturridge said. We were the dominant side but they had absolutely one of the biggest chances I've ever seen in my life.

"We drew in the last game and didn't score the penalty and maybe people say: 'They can't deal with pressure'".

"We're disappointed after losing out on the title again but we're growing and getting better".

West Ham promptly caved in and Coutinho twice weaved his way through what was by now masquerading as their defence to make it 3-0 before Origi tapped in a late fourth.

Philippe Coutinho kept Liverpool's Champions League challenge in their own hands by destroying West Ham at the London Stadium. "We've had many obstacles but it wasn't all about the stadium". Firmino has proved useful in numerous roles, with his technical play, work rate and clever movement causing problems for static Premier League defenders. "That's what he did today - obviously he felt really well in this position and that was a good game".

"Each player in the world, even a world-class player like Daniel, needs training".

"That's a positive thing, if we are comparing the game against Spurs". West Ham are unbeaten in five and aiming to end a hard first season in Stratford on a high.

Speaking live on Sky Sports 1, he said: "He set them on fire, set them on their way with a great pass, and ends up with a couple of goals himself".