West Ham defender Collins explains how he had Liverpool's Suarez in his pocket

West Ham United defender James Collins has explained how he kept Luis Suarez quiet during Sunday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

West Ham United defender James Collins has explained how he kept Luis Suarez quiet during Sunday's 0-0 draw at Liverpool.

The Welshman was assigned the testing task of marking Suarez and acquitted himself impressively against Liverpool’s Uruguayan star.

“I decided to go as tight as I could,” he said. “The last thing you want is him getting the ball, turning and running at you. We spoke about it before the game and I tried to nick the ball off him when I could. Fortunately it worked.

“It was tough. They are so sharp and quick on the ball, you have to be on your toes for 90 minutes and it was probably one of my best games.

“Anfield is a tough place to go to and although we’ve had some good clean sheets on the road this season, West Ham’s record there over the years hasn’t been great.”

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