A fuming Nayef Aguerd has admitted that the 67th minute incident vs Liverpool made the West Ham United players ‘very angry’.

West Ham actually did well against Liverpool last night, but unfortunately we lost the game 2-1 in the end and Nayef Aguerd was really angry about one incident.

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Most Hammers fans will be waking up absolutely fuming that the referee and VAR failed to award us a late penalty after Liverpool midfielder Thiago handled the ball inside his own penalty area.

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We really were hard done by there, but a lot of our problems were all our own making.

Firstly, Aguerd failed to close down Cody Gakpo before he unleashed a shot into the bottom corner of the West Ham net to level the scores.

And then the Hammers players failed to defend a corner properly in the second-half…

Nayef Aguerd says 67th minute incident vs Liverpool made West Ham players ‘very angry’

The Moroccan spoke to reporters after the Premier League clash with Liverpool at the London Stadium last night.

And Aguerd said that conceding the goal to Joel Matip from a corner in the 67th minute made him and his teammates really angry, as quoted by WHUFC.com:

Nayef Aguerd says 67th minute incident vs Liverpool made West Ham players 'very angry'
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“We work a lot on set pieces. So we are very disappointed [about Liverpool’s second goal]. We were very angry on the pitch because we work on [defending corners] a lot.”

Conceding from a set-piece against Liverpool would have been extremely frustrating for the Hammers players and David Moyes.

It was definitely a game that we should have taken a point from in my opinion.

I think we need one more win to secure Premier League survival. Let’s just hope that comes against Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Nayef Aguerd’s comments on the West Ham players being angry after conceding the Matip goal from a set-piece is good news as far as I’m concerned. It shows that they all want to improve and get better in every aspect of the game.


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