Paul Merson has shared his biggest worry about West Ham United ahead of our Premier League clash with Liverpool this evening.
The Hammers play host to the Reds at the London Stadium in the 4:30 kick-off today.
Unbelievably, West Ham can leapfrog Liverpool into second place in the Premier League table with a win today.
London Stadium face-off will tell us a lot about the Hammers
Jurgen Klopp’s side will represent an incredibly tough challenge.
Liverpool have the best player in the world at the moment in the form of Mohamed Salah.
Salah has been firing on all cylinders this season and if West Ham are to have any chance of beating Liverpool, we must stop the Egyptian.
Paul Merson worried about West Ham ahead of Premier League clash with Liverpool
The Hammers have far exceeded expectations this season already. Just like we did last season.
David Moyes has earned rave reviews from fans and pundits alike since he took over at the London Stadium for the second time back in December 2019.
One of the very few criticisms of the Scot though has been the way in which he sets his teams up to be rather passive and defensive minded against the so-called bigger sides.
And Merson highlighted that fact when speaking on Sky Sports Gillette Soccer Saturday yesterday afternoon (Saturday, November 6th, 2:05pm):
“This team looks a proper team, full of energy, fair, they counter attack. They’ve got pace, they’ve got strength. They’ve got that X-factor in their team as well, players who can change the game. You know my biggest worry this weekend? I think to myself on Sunday, ‘Please have a go, please have a go’. They’re a completely different team West Ham when they have a go. They can mix it. I’ve seen them in big games sit back and watch the games drift away.”
West Ham take on Liverpool in the Premier League today
The Hammers need to take the game to Klopp’s side. What have we actually got to lose?
It’s the last game before the next round of international fixtures so the West Ham players just need to leave absolutely everything on the pitch.
Sure, the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could cause us problems. But this West Ham team has proven that they have some real resilience and character about them.
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And as long as the players give it everything, we won’t be able to ask for anything more.