From the Boardroom - David Gold

West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Gold reflects on an important win over Southampton and looks ahead to the Liverpool game

I would to like wish all of our supporters a happy and healthy successful New Year and I want to thank you for your amazing support.

2016 promises to be a year to remember for all West Ham fans and is going to be the most exciting year in the club's history.

I am sure you were just as thrilled as I was following our important victory over Southampton last Monday and that is one of the best feelings I have had after a game for a long time. It is over a year since we last came from behind to win.

The decision by the manager to change things at half-time was both brave and decisive. I take my hat off to Slaven as I thought his timings of the substitutions and the switching of the full-backs made the difference.

I know we have been missing Winston Reid through injury but I am sure he is thrilled with the way that James Collins is playing at the moment. He was immense against Southampton.

The England manager was sitting behind me and he said 'wow, what a performance'. He felt it was a dogged and never-say-die attitude from an old pro. That is praise indeed from Roy.

We have got trust in James and you can see why. Before Winston got injured we also had injuries to Ogbonna and he has covered that position and been outstanding. He has done a sterling job.

He has deserved his new contract and I am thrilled that he is going to be with us for the next couple of years.

I was also delighted to see Michail Antonio have such a strong game and you have got to say that he was rewarded for all his hard work. He scored the equaliser and was also involved in the second goal when he struck the bar.

You would not have wanted the rebound to fall to anyone other than Andy Carroll. It felt like Groundhog Day.

The ball went in the same corner and he scored in exactly the same minute like he did against Chelsea. I was right in line as he headed the ball into the net.

You can see the value of having our best players back in the team. I have been saying for a while that the reason we are not winning games is that six of our best players have been injured.

Interestingly we get Lanzini, Carroll and Song back on the pitch and all of a sudden that run of eight games without a victory is over.

The victory has given everyone at the Club a big lift and most of all it has given the belief back to the players. Let's hope we can have a similar outcome against Liverpool on Saturday.

Who could forget our memorable victory at Anfield back in August. It was early on in the season and we had brought a number of new players, but you never know how quickly they are going to settle.

But our convincing 3-0 victory proved that we had bought well and I am confident we will be a match for Liverpool.

I am hopeful that Dimitri Payet will play some part in the game and that will be a major lift for everyone at the Club.