Ginge wants to keep it clean

James Collins trains ahead of Sunday's game against Liverpool

James Collins says the Hammers know exactly what is required to end their home slate of fixtures on a high against Liverpool on Sunday - and they only have to look back a week for inspiration.

Last Friday's 1-0 victory all but ended Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of landing the Premier League title and the Hammers can dent another team's lofty ambitions this weekend with Jurgen Klopp's side chasing UEFA Champions League qualification.

With three clean sheets in a row and four from their last five starts, Collins is confident his team can keep things tight again and add a second scalp in succession to their collection.

"We have to go about combating their threat the same way we have in the last couple of games," he said. "That's defending well as a team with everyone working together and hopefully we can get a similar result to last Friday.

"I've played as part of a back three for a long time with Wales. We're playing with that system and it's working at the minute. It's getting played more in the Premier League and we've got the players to do it.

"It's been great playing alongside Reidy and Jose as a three. They're tremendous centre-halves and any mistakes I make they see what's going on and clear up for me. Hopefully I do the same for them. It's going well."

We need to defend well as a team with everyone working together and hopefully we can get a similar result to last Friday

James Collins

Collins has enjoyed some fine days against Liverpool in Claret and Blue - he played in both home wins against the Reds last term and kept Luis Suarez extremely quiet in a 0-0 draw at Anfield in 2013 - so has good memories of this fixture.

He added: "I've had some tremendous results against them over the years - that game at Anfield when we drew 0-0 in particular is one that sticks in the head.

"We're full of confidence at the minute - we're not really thinking about who we're playing against, we just know that if we turn up and play like we did last week we can beat anyone."