West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has called for the club “to stick together” in the aftermath of Saturday’s 5-1 home defeat to Arsenal that left the Hammers one place and point above the Premier League drop zone.
“Slaven [Bilic] cares passionately and this defeat will be hurting him as much as anyone,” he told the club website.
“I have no doubts that he is doing everything he can to address the situation and everyone is working together to ensure we turn our season around.
“Despite what some people have said, there is still a great spirit among the players and everyone is working towards the same objective
“We all need to stick together and get behind the team. We are all part of the West Ham United family and in hard times families pull together.
Sullivan added: “I and my family feel the same frustration and disappointment as you when we lose, and the same joy and elation when we win. It is the same for my fellow Board members. West Ham is in our blood, just as it is in yours.
“We all want the same for our fantastic club, and together we are stronger. Only by remaining united can we turn things around. We have shown this season that the players have the quality to compete against the big teams and we need to show the same mentality when we travel to play Liverpool on Sunday [live on Sky Sports 1].
“I am sure the players will not need any reminding about our famous 3-0 win at Anfield last season which was our first [away] victory [against Liverpool] since 1963, and it was a memorable day for everyone at the Club.
“We would now love to see a repeat performance and repay the fans for the magnificent support they show towards the team.”