Allardyce: “Suarez can win games almost on his own”


Sam Allardyce has warned the fans “we could put in a top performance and still not get a result” at Liverpool.

And in seemingly pessimistic mood he declares:  “We have to go to Liverpool and make up that lost ground at a venue where,  I believe, West Ham haven’t won since 1963 and would be considered a bonus game.”

But he repeated the mantra that to have a chance we must get better at converting our opportunities.

He referred to the header that went over the crossbar in the first half against Palace, plus the clever free-kick which fell to  Kevin Nolan.

He snapped: “Those chances have to be converted.”

He added that after a shaky start against Norwich in the game they finally won 5-1  one man changed the game.

He said: “When you have a player of  the quality of Luis Suarez, he can  win the match for you almost single-handedly.

“Most people won’t expect us to end our  poor record and the truth is we might put in a top performance and still not get a result.”

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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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