Cressie makes it a family affair


aaroncresswell-e1444287834803It gets personal for Aaron Creswell as Liverpool arrive at the London Stadium tomorrow (Sun).

The Hammers left-back grew up as a Red watching the team from the Kop and he will have a number of close friends and family from Merseyside coming to see him in action.

But there are no mixed emotions and his only loyalty is towards the Irons saying: ” This is one for all the family who are Liverpool fans but I am sure they will want the best for me.

“I remember going to watch Liverpool play with my dad as a youngster and we used to sit in the Kop which is one of the best stands in Europe. My little brother still goes to games every so often.

“But I have played professional football for nearly ten years and the situation changes. You have to focus on the team you are playing for. I am at West Ham who are a massive club and they are a massive part of my life. I have got a few people down on Sunday and my old Sunday League coach Ian Thompson who got me into football. I played for his Sunday League team so it will be great to see him. He is so proud of what I have achieved and it will be nice for him to see me play Liverpool.

“He still does all the coaching and is heavily involved in football and puts a lot back into the community. He is a Liverpool fan so I hope he will still be supporting me!”

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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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  • Radai Lama..Paid up member of Slavs Chavs. says:

    Who cares about the football when we have such life changing things happening like claret carpet surrounding the pitch or digital flags to be up in arms about.
    You have your priorities all wrong Hugh 😂😂

    • Michael Miller says:

      ….and bars running out of beer ….and Popcorn!!

      Priorities all to c**k!

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