West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to get his side’s season back on course by beating Liverpool on Monday – and do his old side Manchester City a favour at the same time.
Premier League leaders Liverpool are two points clear in the title race but have a game in hand over rivals City, who beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday.
Pellegrini won the league in 2014 during a three-year spell at City.
“If we win, I will be very happy for our club first,” said the Chilean.
“We need a good performance against the leaders.
“After that, if we can give a hand to Manchester City, it’s not our problem, but of course I am a fan of Manchester City also.”