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‘Fed up’: Moyes delivers honest verdict as West Ham lose at Liverpool

After Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool extended his dismal record there, West Ham manager David Moyes said he is “fed up” of leaving Anfield wondering what might have been.

While Moyes’ Premier League winless streak at Anfield has grown to 19 games throughout the course of his tenure, his West Ham team has come close to reversing the pattern multiple times in recent years.

The host team had won both of the Hammers’ previous visits by a score of 1-0, with Jarrod Bowen missing a penalty in the match from last season.

Mohamed Salah’s first-half penalty was successfully cancelled out by Bowen this afternoon with a magnificent header, but the Hammers missed a number of other chances before Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota’s goals helped Jurgen Klopp’s team secure what was ultimately a well-earned three points.

We did a pretty decent job, according to Moyes, in the first half. Even in the second half, the second goal disappointed me. Although we were constantly under pressure, there were many lessons to learn from the game. We came and gave it a shot.

“I’m more upset with the second and third goals, perhaps the third more so because even though the score is 2-1, we’re still in the game. The game to win anything is still going on.

We did a lot of positive things and performed quite well, in my opinion. But I leave here saying the same things far too frequently, so I’m getting a little tired of repeating it.

“Liverpool will have ten opportunities, whereas you might only get three if you come here. You have to hope that nine of them will go unnoticed. When you acquire three, you have to believe that you can use two of them to achieve a goal.

Moyes claimed that he had no remorse about ending Jesse Lingard’s time spent working with the team. When West Ham was considering the potential of signing the midfielder on a short-term contract, Lingard was working on improving his fitness at Rush Green. Lingard, who had a good loan season at the London Stadium during the 2020–21 season, is a free agent.

That agreement ended this week, though, as Lingard traveled to Saudi Arabia to train with Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq team.

“I’m quite comfortable and more than relaxed about it,” Moyes added. “We like Jesse a lot but I just don’t know if we need another player in the position that Jesse plays.”

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