West Ham boss Bilic: I don't know if I can do this

Hope Soto
November 5, 2017

This time it was from a Reds corner, which Noble deflected towards his own goal, which was saved by Hart, but Matip was in the right place at the right time to prod home from close range.

" It was a counter-attacking line-up to use our speed from a deep situation".

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The forward may not have scored but he played a key part in the win, with Mohamed Salah (x2), Joel Matip and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain bagging the goals, with Manuel Lanzini scoring for West Ham.

Beleaguered West Ham boss Slaven Bilic will know that defeat on Sunday could see his time in charge of the Irons come to an end, with patience at boardroom level running thin. The Ox was praised by manager Jurgen Klopp in midweek, and earned his Premier League start at West Ham United today.

"We had to defend really well and with the counter, the boys up front, we are a big threat and I think we proved that time and time again".

"It was brilliant play for the first goal".

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With West Ham looking completely lost, their fans rained down a torrent of abuse when Lanzini fired wildly over and it was no surprise to hear boos ring out loudly at half-time.

The Croat will at least be able to call upon left-back Aaron Cresswell, with the 27-year-old recovering from a dead leg picked up in last weekend's draw at Selhurst Park, whilst centre-back Winston Reid is also available for selection following a spell on the sidelines.

The in-form Andre Ayew came into this clash with three goals in his past two outings and he nearly added to that tally in the ninth minute.

When Ayew's cross looped into the Liverpool area, Joe Gomez misjudged the ball's flight, allowing Lanzini to deftly control before firing past Mignolet. This was not one of them though the Hammers were just dreadfully flat, short of attacking spark or interplay between their attackers.

And speaking after Liverpool's victory at the London Stadium, Oxlade-Chamberlain vowed to continue to improve.

"At the moment, we have to stick with those experienced players who have to make it up and take us out of this situation".

Michael Cox is the editor of zonalmarking.net and a contributor to ESPN FC.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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