West Ham director Manuel Pellegrini would like to receive his side’s back on course by beating Liverpool on Monday – and also do his old side Manchester City a favor at the exact same time.
Premier League leaders Liverpool are two things clear in the title race but have a match in hand over rivals City, who beat Arsenal 3-1 on Sunday.
Pellegrini won the league within a three-year spell in City in 2014.
“If we win I will be quite happy to our club first,” he explained.
“We want a good performance against the leaders.
“After that, if we will provide a hand to Manchester City, then it’s not our problem, but obviously I’m a fan of Manchester City too”
Pellegrini affirmed that protector Winston Reid, out for almost a year with a knee injury, is not expected back for action this season.