VIDEO - Big Sam hails Downing form

Sam Allardyce believes Stewart Downing has a big part to play when West Ham United host the winger's former club, Liverpool, on Saturday.

Here, you can watch an exclusive interview where the manager shares his thoughts on the No11's outstanding start to the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League season, which he has marked with a goal and two assists in just four appearances.

Big Sam also discusses his tactical approach to tackling Brendan Rodgers' free-flowing Liverpool team.