West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has hit back at claims made by Steven Gerrard that when Liverpool played the Hammers last week the team bus was forced to park a mile away from Upton Park.

Allardyce said that all other team buses had managed to fit in to the stadium this year, and that if the driver struggled then he should be sacked. West Ham lost 2-1 to Liverpool in that game, and travel tonight to face Arsenal, who are currently fifth in the table and looking to overhaul Everton in order to achieve Champions League qualification.

Allardyce did say that Liverpool's thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City at the weekend was a terrific showcase for the Premier League, and that the momentum is now with the Reds to go on and win their first league title for 24 years.