West Ham United captain Mark Noble has admitted that the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Monday night is a massive boost for the team, as reported on the official club website

The Hammers came from a goal down to secure a point against the current league leaders but should have emerged with all three points after missing some clear cut chances.

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Noble and youngster Declan Rice have cemented their starting positions in midfield and they were typically energetic, not allowing Liverpool’s playmakers time on the ball.

The midfielder believes that the draw is a big boost because it ends a run of bad results for the club. He said:

I think we did deserve more with the chances we had on Monday. I should have scored myself, Chicha had a great chance, Dec had a great chance, and their goal was offside.

We were on a bad run of results in the last three weeks, so to perform the way we did was a massive boost. We bounced back well from going 1-0 down, we scored a really clever goal and, yes, we probably should have won it in the end.

We spoke about January in house, together, and said look, the window has closed now. To be honest, everyone has been great and is fully on board.

The Hammers face London rivals Crystal Palace next and go into that fixture with confidence.