Gerrard: “The best West Ham team I’ve seen”


GerrardSteven Gerrard has paid West Ham the ultimate compliment saying: “I’d go as far as to say this is the best West Ham team I’ve seen.”

Discussing with Jamoe Carragher in the Mail On Line, the former Liverpool skipper said: “I actually think Slaven Bilic and West Ham could become a bogey team for Liverpool.

“They can be devastating on the counter-attack and Liverpool could be vulnerable because of how they like to press.

“I like Bilic and remember how tough his Croatia sides were to play against for England. He’s given them Croatian flair and they’ve been great to watch. “

And Carragher responded: “I think it says everything that West Ham, with Dimitri Payet, will have the best player on the pitch at Anfield.”

And in a horrible reminder of the 2006 Cup Final Carragher added: “I would still be strangling Lionel Scaloni now if I had been a West Ham player. Oh my God! He tried to be like a nice professional.

“He should have been more cute and clever but in desperate situations, you just aren’t going to give West Ham the ball back and let them keep it. It was his own fault.”

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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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  • bubs says:

    Just as I said earlier it takes a real player and man to talk sensible and even though Gerrard is red to his roots he is not talking bull like Lawerson,
    He was our thorn but no more they just don’t have the class like him or the effort of Carrigar
    Still better then the like of Milner and Henderson Liverpoor let him go 2 years early he could have played 60 minutes every week easy and influenced the side till they could change there system under Klopp

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