Sam Allardyce is understandably delighted with the point gained at Anfield yesterday and believes just one more win is needed to secure Premier League survival.
Despite enjoying 65% possession, Liverpool couldn’t find a way passed the impressive Hammers defence and were left frustrated thought the goalless tie.
And Allardyce admits the result is proof that if you get your tactics right then you can expect to be rewarded and believes the Hammers could have left with all three points.
He told whufc.com: The Liverpool performance was a fantastic display of being tactically very good against a team that can cause you lots of problems if you’re not set up right.
“We’ve managed to nullify that ability they’ve got and then nearly won the game with the chances we had. I thought we had won it with a header that Jack Collison had cleared off the line.
“The draw was immense for us with two away games on the trot and Southampton coming up next. A draw away from home is always a very good result and it is another point towards our total. I think we need just one more win. It’s a big point but at the end of the day the magic 40 point mark is what we’re looking for.”
And Allardyce has hailed his side’s ability to step up during the current injury crisis that has seen several of the Hammers’ first team regulars watching from the sidelines recently.
“The result is another positive for the squad,” he continued.
“We’ve got George McCartney out, we had no Andy Carroll because of the loan, Winston Reid and Mark Noble are both missing and those are all players that would have been in contention to start the game so that’s nearly 50% of your team.
“To be without those players and produce a performance and a result like that shows you how good the squad is.”