Darren Randolph explains reason why West Ham team-mates were angry after Southampton defeat

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Darren Randolph has been reflecting on West Ham's defeat to Southampton.

West Ham United goalkeeper Darren Randolph has told the club's official website that his team-mates were angry that they made a slow start against Southampton.

The Hammers lost 1-0 at Southampton on Saturday evening, with Japanese defender Maya Yoshida scoring the only goal of the game in the first half.

It was a disappointing result and performance for West Ham, who started sluggishly in a 3-4-2-1 system to match up with Southampton, and they still couldn't find an equaliser after switching system, or when Saints midfielder Victor Wanyama was sent off.

Manager Slaven Bilic will be particularly frustrated with another slow start from his side, especially after they were 2-0 down at Newcastle United inside 15 minutes less than a month ago.

The Croatian will be hoping for better tonight as his side take on Liverpool at Upton Park in their FA Cup fourth round replay, having already beaten the Reds twice this season.

Now though, goalkeeper Darren Randolph - who produced a superb performance in the first cup game against Liverpool - has told the club's official website that the West Ham squad were angry with their start against Southampton, and are aiming for better when they face Liverpool.

"We were on a good run, not only results but performances as well," said Randolph. "We had a bit of a slow start against Southampton which we were angry about. If we can put in a strong start against Liverpool than there is no reason why we cannot put in a solid performance for the ninety minutes and get the result that we want," he added.

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