From the Terraces - Mark Carlaw

A delighted Mark Carlaw blogs on Saturday's win over Liverpool

A delighted Mark Carlaw blogs on Saturday's win at Liverpool...

When I was asked by the club on Friday to write a piece following our trip to Liverpool this weekend my response was: 'couldn't you give me a game we actually might win?!'
And even now, it still hasn't quite sunk in. West Ham have beaten Liverpool, at Anfield! 52 years in the making, and let's be honest - it was worth the wait!
Much like our showing at the Emirates on the opening day we got everything right on Merseyside - there was not one player who didn't put in 100 percent. Exactly the type of attitude and commitment we need from our players if we want to become a force in this league. 
One player who deserves a special mention has to be Manuel Lanzini, who put in a mouth watering display showing just why Bilic added him to our ranks this summer. The upgrade in quality this season is evident - what we need now to to start delivering on consistency.
Although it's fair to say these opening four games haven't exactly all gone to plan, to have won both our away games so far, against sides who are competing for Champions League spots shows that something special is happening in east London.
Since the arrival of Slaven Bilic there is definitely a different feel about the club - we're all behind him, all United - and I believe once we can get that consistency addressed in our performances, we could be counting ourselves as a top six side in the Premier League in the very near future. 
I like most will enjoy this Bank Holiday weekend all the more now, knowing three points were secured against a side most of us haven't seen us win away at in our lifetime before yesterday. It's capped off the week nicely!
This week however we did see the departure of Kevin Nolan, and I think our former captain deserves a mention. Kevin was a great leader for us, and one I'll forever be greatful for in helping us regain our Premier League status - and keep it. 
Like all, I wish him all the very best.
Now - time to enjoy the long weekend and celebrate yesterday's result some more!

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of West Ham United