Moyes identifies a key Liverpool dangerman


By Hughie Southon

David Moyes admits that tomorrow night we face an incredibly difficult game against Liverpool.

Ok, the Reds have not necessarily been themselves this season and are currently sitting in seventh place on the back of some indifferent results this term.

They have not been great on the road beating only Spuds, Villa, Wolves Newcastle and Leeds United so the Hammers have lost just one of their last seven home games in the Pl and will fancy their chances.

With confidence high there will be no fear of the Scousers but David Moyes knows their strengths and it really will be a case of which Liverpool turn up at the London Stadium.

Play as we did up there when losing 1-0 and we will have a more than average chance and if we continue or recent form there’s no reason to believe we can’t take three

Discussing the encounter in his pre-match presser the manager said: “We had a very good win at the weekend, but now we have another incredibly difficult opponent who over the past few seasons have been up there with the top teams in the world, never mind the Premier League.

It’s not an easy thing to say how do you tackle Liverpool. They have so many good attacking players, they can change their squad around and I think the performances recently have shown they’re beginning to find their feet again.

Let’s be fair, they’ve never been far away. They’ve not been miles away from where they’ve been, but maybe by the standards that Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp set, maybe they feel like they have been.

They’re always going to be a difficult opponent, no matter what time you play them.

As everybody knows, his ( Alexander- Arnold) deliveries, his use of the ball, his range of passing – he has all those traits of a very good quarterback-type footballer.

Also, he’s a good defender as well and has been an England international for many years too. For many years people have thought about Trent does he play in midfield, does he play as a full-back, and at the moment Liverpool have put him in there [the middle] a little bit more often and he’s played very well for them.

Other results do matter at this time of the season, no matter what anybody says, but more importantly you have to look after your own [results]. If you win your own you take care of your business.

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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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  • Hammeroo says:

    Hi Hugh, it looks like you forgot to mention who you are talking about here:
    “As everybody knows, his deliveries, his use of the ball, his range of passing – he has all those traits of a very good quarterback-type footballer.”
    Fortunately you did mention ‘Trent’ later in the next paragraph!

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