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Tomkins hails West Ham fans influence in Liverpool victory

West Ham United defender James Tomkins hailed their fans' influence in victory over Liverpool.

Tomkins edged a competitive battle with Liverpool forward Luis Suarez and said the strong backing from the supporters more than helped him in his Boleyn battle.

He told whufc.com: "Hopefully our fans - who have been great, will back us again and get behind us like they did last Sunday and we can get another important win towards staying up. The Liverpool win has definitely kept momentum up. If we can now back this result up with another one again Stoke, then we can keep that run going.

"The Liverpool win gave the team a huge boost. The way we have been playing especially in the last few games - the second half at West Brom, the cup game against Burnley and now against Liverpool, the way we can perform, on our day we know that we can beat most teams playing like that. It was a good performance and obviously an important win."

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