West Ham are currently in the midst of a injury crisis, with key players struggling to get back in time for what is a hectic schedule of matches in the coming days.
David Moyes’ Hammers are set to face Liverpool on Wednesday night with the Merseyside club rediscovering form after an unusually indifferent start to the season.
Moyes will be well aware of the challenge facing his team, and the news that our back-lines fitness is still no better than it was when we faced Southampton at the weekend will be a concern for all connected with the club.
Kurt Zouma has a virus which is likely to keep him out, Craig Dawson has taken a knock to thigh which makes him a serious doubt while Angelo Ogbonna is still getting back up to fitness and had felt a tight hamstring last week against Anderlecht.
This will serve as a huge blow as it was evident the make-shift back line did lack a commanding presence at the weekend, with Moyes pointing out that he felt our defence was bullied at times.
The fact this is met with a Liverpool front line now brimming with confidence will be a worry – leaving the West Ham manager with a dilemma ahead of the trip to Anfield tomorrow night. Many will wonder if he’ll be more creative in his selection to avoid a night of desperate defending.
The West Ham Way’s ExWHUEmployee will keep fans updated on the status of the fitness of players via Patreon, with many hoping a recognised centre back can make a recovery in time to feature, although at this stage it looks unlikely.
One item of positive news is that Nayef Aguerd has returned to training with the first team squad, although he is still some time away from match fitness.