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2013-04-06T06:00:00 Updated 2015-02-19T00:59:07

Diame driven by Liverpool defeat

Mohamed Diame has a score to settle come Sunday's Barclays Premier League fixture at Liverpool.

When the sides met at the Boleyn Ground in December, the 25-year-old departed the scene in the 76th minute owing to a torn hamstring, with the Hammers 2-1 up at the time.

In his absence, Liverpool struck twice in the following four minutes to leave West Ham empty-handed and Diame is keen on vanquishing those memories this weekend.

"The home game against Liverpool holds bad memories for me, because it's when I got an injury," he told West Ham TV. "But now I'm back and I hope I'm going to do well on Sunday. It's not a case of revenge, but we always go on the pitch trying to win and we're going to give it our best and see what happens."

Meanwhile, the all-action midfielder believes Anfield is the perfect setting for West Ham to pull off an historic win.

"Anfield's a great stadium, and a nice place to play well and show the fans we can win this game against Liverpool. We just have to take the three points, it's important for us, and make sure we stay in the Premier League."

Diame expects the Hammers to continue where they left off against West Bromwich Albion, buoyed by three important points in their quest for a top-half finish. The Senegal international received a huge ovation as he was substituted late on, support that never goes unnoticed.

"The support is important, the fans are always behind the team and we feel this support ," he added. "I think we did well on Saturday. It was important for us to win the game, get the three points and now it's good for our confidence for the next games.

"We know that at home we always have opportunities to score goals and on Saturday the forwards did their jobs and Carroll scored his two goals. His second one was very good quality, it was the goal of a top player and it's very good for us.

"The top ten is still our target, we're on the way to doing that and we're going to keep working for that and make sure that at the end of the season we'll be there."

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