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Moyes speaks on Liverpool “lesson”

David Moyes believes his Hammers side will learn from their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.

The Reds turned it on in the second half and put the Irons to the sword thanks to some genuinely world-class play from Mohamed Salah.

The Egypt international scored two brilliant goals before Georginio Wijnaldum added a third with a tap-in from some clever interplay.

Craig Dawson got the Irons on the board but this was a performance from Liverpool that was hard to contend with, and Moyes admitted as much in his post-match comments.

A win for the Irons could have seen them jump into the top four above Jurgen Klopp’s men but Moyes remained philosophical afterwards.

As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “It was tight. We found it hard against Liverpool. We were better in the first half but didn’t show enough composure at times against a really good side.

“We have been in good form. We came into the game with a lot of confidence. This is the difference, at this level it shows. We’re trying to catch a few teams up, not Liverpool, that’s for sure.

“The players have been excellent. Even today, it’s a lesson for them – the levels we have to get to. We didn’t do the things we usually do well today.”

West Ham will be back in action in midweek against Aston Villa, which is arguably a more important game, before next weekend’s clash with London rivals Fulham.

Two wins from two there and Moyes’ men will be well and truly back on track!

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.

4 comments on “Moyes speaks on Liverpool “lesson”

  1. We cannot expect poor old Antonio to always be fit and running every match. Of course we don’t need another Striker !!!!!

  2. Agree with what Moyes says, Liverpool showed their class, hopefully Moyes also learned, their diamond nullified our double pivot. We were overrun in midfield, other teams may copy that system, we need to change up if so, we were outdone by 3 brilliant pieces of attack play, that’s rare every meaningful attack ending in a goal but it happens. Salah gave us a lesson as did Klopp tactically, they played their game, we were second in every department, every second ball went to their player, so positionally we were behind them, let’s improve that next time and let’s beat Villa COYI!!!

  3. I hate to say it but I think we looked terrified to lose. I know Liverpool are a good side but I would much prefer to go down fighting. We appeared to be trying not to lose by too many rather than trying to win. By going at a weakened defence we may have had a chance. We lost anyway so we may just as well have gone for it. Too cautious by half. I feel slightly embarassed by our weak showing. Let’s hope we come out of the doldrums for the Villa game. COYI.

  4. Cannot agree more with comments mentioned previously… We were so far off the pace it was unbelievable, second best at everything, Soucek and Rice were given an absolute run around by Thiago, Wijnaldium etc… We were “pressed” out of our comfort zone, no answer whatsoever, too timid, definitely an overuse of the long ball tactic put of defence, very little link up play at all and Antonio was awful unfortunately on the night… A massive reality check… Sincerely hope that our fans can stay more on an even keel and not get carried away by delusional expectations of becoming a top four side, we are a decent side at times, but realistically no better than a top 8 side imho…. Fornals was out of his depth, Cresswell exposed as sometimes he is but hey we have had a great run… But please let’s be realistic about our predictions… Villa will be a far harder game on Wednesday… Grealish is currently a world class player (yes he goes to ground to easily) but his class is for all to see, Traore is highly underrated and with Watkins will cause us endless problems… We need to be far more committed on Wednesday… too many players unfortunately did not put in a decent shift last night and thar was disappointing to see… Let’s bounce back quickly but our squad depth worries me… players not able to be rotated and its showing… COYI

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