Burke hopes for quick response

West Ham United defender Reece Burke said the Development Squad must learn from their mistakes after they lost 4-0 to Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground on Friday night.

The Reds continued their good start to the season as goals from Ryan Kent, Samed Yesil and two for Sheyi Ojo sealed the victory. The win takes Liverpool top of the Barclays U21 Premier League table, having taken seven points from their opening three games.

Meanwhile, Nick Haycock's men are still searching for their first win of the season after four games. Despite the heavy scoreline, the Hammers had several chances to notch, but through a combination of poor finishing and smart goalkeeping by Lawrence Vigouroux, they somehow failed to find the back of the net.

Talking after the game, Burke said: "It's obviously disappointing to lose 4-0, especially at home. It's also disappointing not to win one of our first four games.

"But these are the games that you learn the most from. Especially about yourself but also as a team. We have to go away, work hard during the week and come back for the next game to show what we can do. Today didn't go well for us but we have to learn from it."

Speaking about the missed chances, he said: "I thought we had a few chances, but the ball didn't seem like it was going to go in today. If you don't defend well either, then you're going to concede goals. Four at home is a lot to let in really."

Burke acknowledged the opposition's strength, but felt a West Ham side at their best would have caused them problems. 

He added: "Liverpool looked pretty fit, they had pace, they had a bit of strength and are a strong side. But I still think our team has got that as well, we just didn't show it on Friday.

"Now all the lads will be looking forward to getting back. You want to come back after a poor performance like today. We have to look at the game and sort out what went wrong. Hopefully we can go and beat Fulham on Friday."