Honest Declan Rice admits he wasn’t at his best against Liverpool but obviously wants another chance against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The teenager was hauled off at half time at Anfield but as we have come to expect took it on the chin telling www.whufc.com: “For me, personally, I came off at half-time at Anfield. It was a tough game and I know I can play better than I showed.

“I’ve been training really well this week and we’ve got two more sessions until Saturday’s game. I just want to keep improving and keep showing the manager that I’m the right man to play.

“It’s really important that we bounce back in a way that is pleasing for the home fans this Saturday against Bournemouth. We want to succeed this weekend and get our first three points on the table.”

He added: “It’s really important for us to get a good result. The club has spent a lot of money this summer and the fans want to see a return on that investment. We want to do just that.

“We want to win for them, go out there and impress, and get the three-points to kick-start our season.”