Liverpool v West Ham Report & Analysis- Reds complete “4-1” league double over Hammers

A dire second half performance saw West Ham slump to defeat at Anfield to Liverpool, who ended up beating the Hammers by the same 4-1 scoreline they had won by when the two teams met at the London Stadium earlier this season.

Given West Ham’s poor record at Anfield and Liverpool’s attacking prowess, few would’ve given the Hammers a chance before the game, but a two week break and the club’s encouraging performances against the likes of Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea earlier in the season had several fans hopeful.

West Ham boss David Moyes, who had never won at Anfield as manager, made two changes, bringing in Patrice Evra for his club debut for Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini back from injury at the expense of Javier Hernandez. [Read more…]

Hammers confirm Evra signing- former United defender to wear No.27 jersey

West Ham United have officially confirmed the signing of Patrice Evra on a free transfer. The French defender has inked a short term deal that will keep him at the London Stadium till the end of the 2017/18 seasn. He is expected to compete for a spot along with Aaron Cresswell, who has been employed both as part of a flat back three and as left wing back, and the suspended Arthur Masuaku, who will miss the next four games owing to his ban for spitting at Nick Powell.

The move reunites Evra with David Moyes, his former manager at Manchester United, although the move will come as a surprise to some given that the two didn’t exactly part on happy terms.

The 36 year old Evra was a free agent after having had his contract terminated by French club Marseille in November for an altercation with a fan. His actions also earned him a UEFA ban, but that does not affect his participation in domestic competitions like the Premier League. [Read more…]