West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini has followed in the footsteps of Karren Brady by enraging some Liverpool supporters.

Hammers vice-chairman Brady was savaged by many Liverpool fans back in March.

The unpopular West Ham chief made her stance clear by becoming the first Premier League club official to break ranks and comment publicly after the enforced shutdown.

She wrote in her controversial column in The Sun that the season should be declared null and void.

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Brady in Liverpool bad books over ‘null and void’ comments

The column, which carried the headline ‘Sorry Liverpool but the season must be declared null and void’ reportedly got her in hot water with her boss David Sullivan (The Daily Mail).

Brady was heavily criticised by fans of Liverpool, Leeds and even some Hammers supporters.

She later backtracked.

Now West Ham midfielder Lanzini has riled Liverpool fans once again.

The Argentine, who has been linked with a big money move to Anfield in the past (The Daily Star), has told Closs Continental it would be ‘crazy’ to even think about resuming the season.

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West Ham star Lanzini speaks out on Project Restart

“It would be crazy to play again until there is a vaccine,” Lanzini told Closs Continental.

“If you tell me if I want to play, obviously, but you need to protect others. I would not start now…

“Tomorrow we have to do some work because they believe that the league will return, next week we would train as fives and in two weeks the whole group.”

If football does not return that could scupper Liverpool’s first title for  30 years.

And it is fair to say the West Ham playmaker’s comments did not go down well with some Liverpool fans.

The Telegraph reported on Lanzini’s comments and Liverpool fans did not hold back with their reactions.

There was a lot of cynicism from Reds supporters towards the Hammers.

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Liverpool fans hit back at Lanzini and West Ham

It comes after West Ham vice-chair Brady used her latest column in The Sun to make it clear she is not a fan of the plan to use eight-10 neutral venues to complete the season.

Lanzini is one of only very few top level stars to have spoken out publicly about the Premier League’s Operation Restart.

Therefore his comments by their very nature are quite controversial, regardless of where you stand in the debate.


Here are a selection of reactions to Lanzini’s comments taken from Twitter.

‘Manuel’s not gonna get his haircut until 2021 then’

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