Declan Rice missed West Ham United’s game against Liverpool at Anfield through illness this evening.
And the 23-year-old Hammers star took to Twitter to explain his absence.
Rice is the most important player West Ham have and when he doesn’t play we really do struggle without his energy, dynamism and power in the middle of the park.
The Hammers badly missed Dec at Anfield against Liverpool today.
The Reds players were swarming around Tomas Soucek and Manuel Lanzini in the middle of the park, especially during the first-half.
And we lacked any kind of pace and power when we tried to hit Liverpool on the break without Dec.
The thought of losing him at some point in the future is a thoroughly depressing one. But for now, let’s just hope that he’s back to face Sevilla in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Declan Rice takes to Twitter after missing Liverpool vs West Ham clash
The England international missed out today through illness.
The severity of the illness is not entirely clear.
Unsurprisingly, the West Ham fans are concerned that he might not be fit to face Sevilla in the Europa League in five day’s time.
Lining up in Seville without Rice would be an absolute disaster, it really would.
Let’s hope that he is back to feeling his best as soon as possible. Because if West Ham are to have any chance of beating the La Liga side, we will need a fully fit and firing Declan Rice.
The 23-year-old is a very fit young man so fingers crossed, he’ll be just fine.
Rice took to Twitter after missing out against Liverpool today:
Rice is undoubtedly one of the very best box-to-box midfielders in world football at the moment, if not the best. Any team in the world would miss him. We certainly did at Anfield today.
Let’s just hope that’s not the case at The Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium tonight.