From the Boardroom - David Gold

There is no doubt that the last two results have been very disappointing for everyone at the Club but I am refusing to be despondent as we are only three games into the new season and Slaven is finding the best way to play.

We have still got work to do and it is clear to everyone that we are suffering from a lack of strikers.

But I am optimistic that Andy Carroll and Mauro Zarate will be back in action soon and I am still hopeful that one or two new faces will come into the squad before the transfer window closes.

I can assure all our supporters that we will go to the very last minute and we are out there trying to bring in new players. We will not give up.

All of our people including Slaven, David Sullivan and Karren Brady are working flat out to bring in new signings. I am optimistic that deals will still be done and we have got a few days.

We head to Anfield this weekend and I am aware of our record there over the years but I see no reason why we cannot break that on Saturday.

We will have a similar kind of side to the one that beat Arsenal and I am going to the game hopeful that we can come away with a victory.

No-one expected us to get the result that we did at Emirates Stadium and I'm sure the players and management will be drawing on that experience this weekend.

I know Slaven will be going to Liverpool believing he can win the game.

Anfield is steeped with history and they have had some great managers and players who have performed there throughout the years. They are one of the greatest clubs in the world.

But we go there believing we can win the game. We have confidence in our own ability.

We have players like Dimitri Payet who will relish the chance to perform on the big stage like Anfield and this is one of the reasons he wanted to come into the Premier League.

He wanted to play at these great arenas and we will have our own fantastic new Stadium next year.

I want to pay tribute to Kevin Nolan who left the Club this week. With all my dealings with Kevin, he was always professional and passionate about what he was doing.

He was one of the best captains we have had at West Ham for a number of years both on and off the field.

He was a great figure inside the dressing room and I saw both at the training ground and before games how he managed to motivate the other players and the youngsters around him.

He had an all-round quality as a captain and did a great job here. He played a major role in helping us get out of the Championship and then keeping us in the Premier League.

He scored some crucial goals for us and I would like to say a big thank-you to him for all his efforts during his four-year stay with the Club.

I wish everyone who is travelling to Liverpool a safe journey to Anfield and hope we can come away with a positive result.