?Jenko frustrated to miss out

Carl Jenkinson was a frustrated observer on Saturday as West Ham United suffered a 2-0 defeat at Liverpool.

The 22-year-old defender was forced to sit out after suffering a calf injury, meaning he missed a game for just the second time since forcing his way into the starting XI in October.

Like his teammates, he was disappointed that the Hammers could not keep Liverpool below them in the table, but has backed them to bounce back against Manchester United this weekend.

He said: "Everyone wants to play at Anfield so it was especially frustrating to miss that one. It's a fantastic place to play football. I streamed it on the internet and it's never nice watching when you want to be out there.

"We have a massive game again on Sunday. Man Utd are coming into a bit of form and they have some great players but we're a very strong side at home.

"It should be a great game and one we're looking to come out on top of."

The Hammers may have been defeated at Anfield, but it was their first loss of 2015, so Jenkinson believes they have the ability to get back on track swiftly.

He added: "We've only lost once this year, but playing in the Premier League you're going to lose games of football. Liverpool played quite well on the day and that can happen.

"It's important that we bounce back quickly and that's got to start this weekend.