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David Moyes defends Manuel Lanzini after West Ham’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool

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David Moyes defends Manuel Lanzini after West Ham’s 2-0 defeat against Liverpool

The Argentine didn’t get the best reception from some Hammers fans last night.

West Ham manager David Moyes has called on the club’s fans to stick with playmaker Manuel Lanzini after his substitution was ironically cheered against Liverpool last night.

The Hammers lost 2-0 to the runaway leaders and as per the Daily Mail, Moyes underlined how important he feels Lanzini can be.

He said: “He is arguably one of our best players, if not our best player. When I was here before I needed him as much as I needed Arnautovic. He was such a good player and I am desperate to get him back to the levels he was at. I trust him.

“He has had a bad injury and what I need is the supporters to be right behind him because we need him. At the moment he is our flair, he is our person that might make the difference. What he needs is support. There is nobody more behind him than me.”

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TBR’s View – Lack of unity isn’t going to do anyone any good

West Ham lack direction, they are at risk of relegation and the re-appointment of Moyes has gone down badly, understandably so.


There aren’t many better clubs at tearing each other apart but getting on the back of one of the most creative players at the club isn’t going to do much good.

Lanzini isn’t a world beater but he does have the quality to make the difference in tight games between now and the end of the season if he is fit and confident.

He may well frustrate the fans at present but cheering his substitution isn’t the right way for the fans to go about it.

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