West Ham’s first double season victory over Liverpool in 53 years has been heralded a “great achievement” by Slaven Bilic.
The manager praised his side’s 2-0 win in front of home fans which saw two headers from Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll bag the points and the milestone.
The success marked the east London team’s eighth win in the 2015/16 Premier League campaign.
Back in August, West Ham enjoyed a 0-3 thrashing of the northern side as they dominated at Anfield.
“It was a great way to start the New Year, Liverpool are a team that everyone wants to beat, so this win is great for the fans,” Bilic told the West Ham website .
“We won 2-0, the scorers will probably grab the headlines, but it was a real team effort, the scorers are the cherry on top of the cake.
“It is a great achievement to beat Liverpool twice, everyone is buzzing, but particularly to do it at home, in front of our fans is a very good feeling which we will feel for several days.”
Welsh international James Collins put in an almost faultless performance while Carroll celebrated netting his second goal in as many games.
They were singled out for individual praise by Bilic, who touted Andy as a candidate for the national side.
“Everything Andy did today was good, defending, holding the ball up, I think every ball Adrian put up he got, and we put up quite a few,” he said.
“Now he is fit, it is all about him. He needs to train hard every day and work hard to improve. Then, and only then, will he become a great asset for us, it is up to him.
“He has all the quality to be in the England squad in the Euros, of course. I don’t want to talk about the national side too much. Does he have the quality? Of course, he just needs to perform like this over a series of games.”
Bilic now has his sights set on an FA Cup Third Round tie with Wolves on Saturday (January 9).