West Ham produced arguably their best display of the season to haul themselves back off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League and all but kill off Liverpool's faint Champions League hopes with a 3-1 victory at Upton Park.
Goals from Scott Parker, Demba Ba, rapidly developing into one of the signings of the January transfer window, and Carlton Cole secured all three points at Upton Park and kept the pressure on the Hammers' relegation rivals.
Glen Johnson pulled one back for Liverpool but their late rally was in vain as their revival under Kenny Dalglish suffered its first major setback.
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