Aguerd ready for Palace duty


Nayef Aguerd came right back to his best at Liverpool and will be looking for more of the same against Palace on Saturday.

The new boy central defender has had more than his fair share of injuries this season including a lay off during Morocco’s World Cup run,

His form may have been affected following his return before he was again missing ahead of recent games.

But since returning and particularly last night alongside Kurt Zouma the central defender was back in great form as the Hammers battled but finally lost to the Reds.

He made several brilliant tackles and interventions when Liverpool were in full cry and both he and colleague Zouma can be proud of their performances

I think we deserved more,” the 27-year-old explained after his side pushed for an equaliser relentlessly and saw referee Chris Kavanagh wave away a late penalty appeal, where the ball looked to have hit Thiago’s arm.

He added: “We gave everything on the pitch but as we know there are small margins in football. Still, we have other games, and we know our goal in the Premier League, so we want to take maximum points from them.

“We did our best and we move on to the next game against Crystal Palace. Every game is like a final. We showed the character to win against Fulham and Bournemouth. We go to Crystal Palace with confidence, and we want to take the three points.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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