Carroll, Sturridge & more: Twitter reacts as Liverpool beat West Ham

Andy Carroll and Daniel Sturridge tweet their thoughts after Liverpool were 2-1 winners against West Ham United

Liverpool moved back to the top of the table after the Reds were 2-1 winners against West Ham United at Upton Park on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard put Liverpool ahead thanks to his first-half penalty before Guy Demel levelled on the stroke of half-time, but the Reds captain scored the winner from the spot with 19 minutes remaining.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order as Liverpool moved back into pole position in the title race.

Ajax and former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel (‏@RyanBabel) is happy to see the Reds triumph: “Get INNNNN #LFC !!!!”

Ex-Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann (‏@DietmarHamann) is already looking forward to next weekend: “Another great win,LFC showed tremendous character. West Ham pushed them all the way, credit to them. Will be some atmosphere on Sunday.”

Former Liverpool forward Luis Garcia (‏@LuchoGarcia14) praises the Reds’s performance: “Great effort for an important three points, Stevie G with a double put Liverpool leading the Premier League again.”

Liverpool legend John Aldridge (‏@Realaldo474) believes Liverpool can win the title: “Five to go and I’m still dreaming. Great grinding result!!”

Ex-Reds striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) tweets his thoughts: “Another great day for everyone on Merseyside. Everton continue to show they are a top class outfit and Liverpool march towards the title! West Ham are safe regardless of today and if Arsenal win the FA Cup and grab 4th place, its as good a season as The Gunners could hope for.”

Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (‏@SMignolet) heaps praise on his team-mates: “Great character and composure from the whole team to get the job done in the end! #rollon”

Reds right-back Glen Johnson ‏(@glen_johnson) is more concerned about the result rather than the performance: “Getting 3 points at this stage of the season is all that matters #HugeWin”

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge (‏@D_Sturridge) underlines the team’s spirit: “5 games to go!! Team spirit was world class today…Fans were world class…. Let’s do this boys!!! #redordead #ynwa”

West Ham striker Andy Carroll ‏(@AndyTCarroll) tips Liverpool for the title: “We were unlucky not to get something today against this seasons champions.”

Finally, Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva ‏(@LucasLeiva87) is happy with the win: “Another 3 important points!!! Thanks for all the nice messages.”

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