This Wednesday night sees Liverpool trip to the London Stadium to take on West Ham United. David Moyes’ side are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference whilst The Reds will be looking to extend their lead at the top to 19 points. West Ham fans’ reaction to news that Lukasz Fabianski may take part in the game has shown how scared teams are of Liverpool.
The Hammers have had a torrid season and the absence of their number one keeper has undeniably been a factor.
The Polish shot stopper kept three clean sheets before picking up a hip injury in September.
In the 14 games the keeper missed between September and January West Ham kept just two clean sheets.
Fabianski returned at the start of January but limped off against Sheffield United with a recurrence of his hip injury.
David Moyes revealed that Fabianski may take part against Liverpool and some West Ham Fans were fuming.
One fan doesn’t want him out for longer because his hip couldn’t handle fishing the ball out of the net.
We’re going to get battered anyway so don’t risk him.
— JG (@hammer2090) January 28, 2020
Whilst another admitted they’re likely to be battered anyway, so why risk it?
Don’t do it to Fab we don’t want him out with a bad back after fishing the ball out the net for the umpteenth time 🤦🏼♂️
— WestHamFanTone (@WestHamFanTone) January 28, 2020
What RTK has to say
The fact that fans are clamouring for one of their key players to be rested shows just how scary playing Liverpool must be.
These West Ham fans don’t have a prayer in the world of beating Jürgen Klopp’s side and are clearly angry that the club would even consider playing their strongest side.
Given the obvious gulf in class between the two sides, The Reds need to make sure they don’t get complacent.
It was complacency that allowed Shrewsbury Town back into the game in the FA Cup, we need to ensure that the team are as professional as usual as they brush past West Ham.