West Brom are 19th in the table with 16 points from 21 games and are winless in 19 games.
The Geordie giant came in for the injured Michail Antonio, getting the nod over Javier Hernandez, and he proved that it was a good decision. This was West Ham's first win from behind at the London Stadium and they celebrated with the glee of players and fans who felt that they had gotten away with it.
It was largely deserved.
Manuel Lanzini was off target after a swift exchange with Marko Arnautovic, then Baggies goalkeeper, Ben Foster, was less than convincing in dealing with the Austrian's centre as the home side looked to start the contest with a flourish.
However, notably, Moyes recalled striker, Carroll to his starting line-up, while skipper, Mark Noble returned to the bench after his recent hamstring issues. "But "Nobes" changed the game for us".
"We've left it in the hands of West Ham who I know very well and hopefully they'll deal with the situation".
That may be slightly overplaying the skipper's role as this was Carroll's night.
The incident occurred as Livermore was substituted during the 2-1 defeat at the London Stadium
They'll liaise closely with West Ham. "The other shows great quality, tight angle, to complete the finish".
Livermore said in an interview back in 2015, that he heard his son make a whimper as he offered these comments: "I heard him cry faintly and said to Danielle: "Everything's going to be OK".
"I don't think there will be a charge". Only Stoke have allowed more goals than West Ham this season.
David Moyes' Hammers, by contrast, had enjoyed a week off having not played since Boxing Day, although they too will feel the pinch with their rearranged trip to Tottenham coming just 48 hours later.
"I've been wanting to get out there and start games".
Moyes insisted there is keen competition for places amongst his strike force, who have come alive of late following a hard start to the campaign: "The competition here at centre-forward is high, there are five here". After a 2017 in which he barely had any real impact on the pitch, 2018 could not have begun any better. The Potters will no doubt be reluctant to be seen as strengthening a relegation rival and the midfield enforcer has been a key part of their squad this season. "At the moment it is tough down there, but we have real quality among the lads and we will get out of it".
Albion's boss says Livermore was "hurt" by the incident, but will be ok to travel to Exeter City this weekend in the third round of the FA Cup. I wasn't thinking of the consequences. "That's all I know", he said.