Liverpool victory was my best game for West Ham, says Darren Randolph

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The summer signing has proved a more than capable alternative to Adrian.

West Ham keeper Darren Randolph has heaped praise on his Hammers colleagues and revealed Chairman David Gold’s humorous take on his Liverpool performance last week.

“It was disappointing to lose the two home games but it shows what we can do when everyone is at the top of their game… we showed what we are capable of and it was no different against Liverpool,” said the 28-year old, in quotes published on the club site.

“It was a great performance and similar to the Arsenal game and we got the win… the chairman came in the dressing room and said I wasn't going to get paid as I didn't have to make a save to make!

“All the boys worked extremely hard throughout the game to stop any kind of danger and we deserved the win and a clean sheet. It was my best game in a West Ham shirt.”

The Republic of Ireland international was a key component of a Hammers side that nullified the Reds’ expensive assortment of attackers for the majority of the game.

In a performance that shared striking similarities with the Arsenal victory, West Ham were organised and compact, and a real threat on the break.

A shocking decision to send Mark Noble off made the finish harder than it should have been but the Hammers hung on for another historic win.

Much has been made of the disciplinary record of Slaven Bilic’s team – with three red cards in their first four league games – but Randolph has found himself benefiting from his team-mate's indiscretions.

Adrian’s sending off in West Ham’s defeat to Leicester has allowed the Irishman to enter the fray in the Spaniard’s absence.

Randolph will be between the sticks next weekend - while Adrian serves the last of his three-match ban - and if he can replicate his previous two performances, there’s no guarantee he automatically loses his place once Adrian returns.

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