West Ham manager

Michael Brown has insisted that Michail Antonio will be a big miss for West Ham against Liverpool after his “amazing” run of form.

The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the 30-year-old for his rise to become the “main man” in east London.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as quoted by journalist Sam Inkersole, Moyes confirmed that Antonio would miss Sunday’s clash with Liverpool after he picked up an injury against Manchester City.

The former Nottingham Forest star netted an overhead kick against Pep Guardiola’s men to help secure a 1-1 draw at the London Stadium.

Brown admits he has been thoroughly impressed by what he has seen from Antonio in 2020 and insists he will be sorely missed against the Reds.

Brown told Football Insider: “It looked like a hamstring or something like that.

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“It was a brilliant goal last week, wasn’t it? How he got his body shape, flicked it, overhead kick. Nine goals in 10 games, it’s a really, really good stat and he’s been amazing.

“He’s just been enjoying his football – to have gone from going: ‘Oh, am I part of West Ham’s plans,’ to being the main man, that shows you how far he’s come.”

Moyes told the media: “He’s been good for us, has played really well and is an important member of the team. When he played against Spurs he felt something, then against City and he felt it.

“We don’t think it is too bad but it will keep him out of this game that is for sure.”

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