West Ham captain Nolan keen to aid Liverpool’s title bid

The midfielder is a boyhood Reds fan, having spent five years at the club as a youth player, and is hoping that he can help the Anfield outfit win the championship

West Ham captain Kevin Nolan is keen to play his part in Liverpool’s success as they aim to pip Manchester City to the Premier League title.

Manchester City are two points clear of rivals Liverpool heading into the final game, with the latter’s only chance of winning a first league title in 24 years dependant on the Hammers beating Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

And Nolan, who grew up in Liverpool and spent five years at Anfield as a youngster before joining Bolton, admits he hopes Brendan Rodgers’ men are the team holding the trophy aloft on Sunday.

“I think I would be celebrating with them if they win the league,” the 31-year-old said, before revealing he has been bombarded with text messages from Liverpool fans asking for a final-day favour.

“It’s looking good in the fact that it’s great to see Liverpool in that position on the last day of the season.

“We’ve got a few boys who were there last year and still have friends there, and obviously with my affinity with Liverpool, it would be a nice way to finish off the season.

“I hope they do it. But first and foremost I just hope we get the points we want. It’s keeping us in the position where we are and that’s where we want to stay.”

West Ham striker Andy Carroll has also pledged his allegiance to Liverpool, having joined the club in a £35 million move in 2011 before joining the Upton Park outfit last summer.

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