Moyes delivers Liverpool verdict and Palace hopes


David Moyes – having made his disappointment at not getting the late penalty against Liverpool has nonetheless told the players he was delighted with their performance at times.

However, he was obviously very upset at the late penalty NON decision and reckons we conceded two soft goals.

It means we go to Palace at the weekend than we otherwise would have been but it’s a game we know we can win and in present form may well achieve.

Two veteran boss in himself and Roy Hodgson will be looking for the points which could well see either of them safe from much further relegation struggle.

Moyes is already feeling more confident with his verbal AND body language changing by the day and so long as he can find a team which gives certain players a rest we should bring some sort of result away from Selhurst Park.

Discussing that and last night’s performance Moyes said: “I thought we played well in periods.

It’s difficult because of the way Liverpool play, and the position Trent Alexander-Arnold is taking up is causing different problems but, look, the players played very well.

We scored a very good opening goal. I’m not pleased with the two we conceded because I think both were avoidable, certainly the corner kick was. The first one we could have closed the shot down better. That was it.

The next game [at Crystal Palace] comes around very quickly so we have to try and get the players back.

They put in a great effort tonight and we’re asking so much of the players at the moment. Let’s hope they can do it again at the weekend.

Liverpool played last Saturday and we played Sunday, so even that one day makes a big difference for the players.

We’ve got the same situation now going to Crystal Palace, and we’re at 12.30pm as well. It feels as though we’ve had a run of bad kick-off times and the scheduling has been really difficult.”

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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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