While some pundits claimed West Ham United would 'park the bus' against Barclays Premier League title-chasers Liverpool on Sunday, it is certainly one thing the Reds could not be accused of!

Instead of manoeuvring the team bus into the Players' Car Park, as is the norm with visiting teams to the Boleyn Ground, Liverpool's coach instead initially parked in Green Street.

Following the game, Reds captain Steven Gerrard light-heartedly claimed he and his team-mates had to walk 'a mile' to reach the stadium. However, the unusual parking location is estimated to have added around 20 metres to the usual walk from the coach door to the Players' entrance.

Once the Liverpool players and staff had safely disembarked, the coach was moved into the Players' Car Park, where it remained before collecting them after the game.

Gerrard, whose two penalties won a tight contest 2-1 for the visitors, also claimed that West Ham 'tried everything to upset us', when he and his team-mates had been escorted to and from their dressing room by West Ham's own security staff and police.

Another suggestion was that the visitors were housed in a 'hot' dressing room, which caused some bemusement as West Ham staff received no complaint about the temperature from the visitors. Of course, West Ham staff would have been happy to turn up the air conditioning at our opponents' request.

Finally, the consistent overnight rain that fell on the Boleyn Ground on Saturday meant that the 'dry' playing surface might have been a little wetter than was suggested.

West Ham United make every provision for visiting staff, players and supporters at the Boleyn Ground and are proud of the East End welcome the Club provides.

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