Diafra Sakho talks about his 'dream goal' against Liverpool

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Sakho scored West Ham's second goal against Liverpool with a terrific chip.

West Ham United forward Diafra Sakho has been talking about his eye-catching goal against Liverpool which helped the Hammers to victory on Saturday evening.

Sakho scored the second goal as Sam Allardyce's side raced into a 2-0 lead to stun the visitors and he said there was only one thing on his mind when he saw Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet just a couple of yards off his line.

He told West Ham TV: "I tried it and it came off. I wasn't sure if it was going to go in or not, but thankfully it's ended up in the net. I'm pleased, pleased for me and for the team.

"I've dreamed of scoring a goal as good as that, particularly here at the Boleyn Ground, but whether it be Liverpool or another club, a goal is a goal. I've not stopped receiving messages from my mates, so to know that they're pleased for me, makes me happy too."

After Wintson Reid had given West Ham the lead in the second minute from close range, Sakho's goal was a big moment in the match as they punished Liverpool for a slow start. Though they hit back with a Raheem Sterling strike, they struggled to get the equaliser, and Morgan Amalfitano wrapped the game up late on in proceedings.

Simon Mignolet has received a fair amount of criticism for his part in Sakho's effort, and though it was a very well-taken goal - some would say it was artistic - it will have been embarrassing for the Liverpool number one to concede like that.

Sakho, though, is hoping for more goals this season as he looks to deliver for Sam Allardyce and the rest of his teammates. 

He added: "Goals are why I'm here and that's why West Ham signed me. But beyond that I'll to try to help the team, as much as I possibly can. And even if I don't score, as long as I'm useful, that's the important thing. I work every day in training to try to be as effective as possible."

More of the same from the forward will leave his manager very happy.

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