Bowen – hoping for a start

We may find out a little more at the David Moyes lunchtime presser but one thing is for sure: Jarrod Bowen is chomping at the bit for a chance to start against  Southampton at the London Stadium tomorrow (Sat).

The £22 million signing has produced a couple of eye catching appearances against Manchester City and Liverpool as a sub but now is clearly hopeful the manager will give him the nod for tomorrow’s London Stadium clash.

If it’s to happen then it may well be that Felipe Anderson -certainly not t his best against Liverpool – may make way but regardless of that the former Hull City man.

It seems incredible that at Anfield our third off bottom team had him plus Haller and Fornals on the bench which represented over £90 millions worth on the bench.

Both Bowen and Fornals more than looked the part on their appearances with the Spaniard scoring and Bowen being the top of keeper Allison’s head from doing so.

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Talking at Bowen said: “I’m confident we can get out of the situation we’re in.

“The gaffer and all the rest of the lads are equally optimistic that we can get out of this situation. You wouldn’t walk in here and think everyone is down or depressed; everyone is upbeat and it’s a positive atmosphere, which is what you need. A lot of these players are experienced and know what is required.

“Confidence is high. If you look at the performance against Liverpool on Monday, if we can take that into Southampton, it will be good. We’ve got a lot of games against teams around us and that level of performance is what it will take to get out of it.”