David Gold shares major new benefit of West Ham draw at Liverpool
By Dominic Toner
West Ham co-owner David Gold has revealed his delight that Slaven Bilic’s side picked up no fresh injury concerns against Liverpool.
The Hammers earned a valuable 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday in the Premier League and managed to avoid any injury setbacks.
West Ham have been extremely unfortunate this season with injuries and currently have senior players such as James Collins, Cheikhou Kouyate, Sam Byram and Diafra Sakho sidelined.
Bilic’s squad will be important ahead of a crucial set of fixtures in December, with West Ham currently just one point above the relegation zone in 17th.
They face Burnley, Hull, Swansea and Leicester in December as they look to climb up the Premier League table.
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Gold has expressed his relief that there were no injury blows against Liverpool as West Ham prepare for some crucial fixtures.
“A well earned point at Liverpool but equally important no yellow cards and no new injuries,” Gold wrote on his personal Twitter account.
A well earned point at Liverpool but equally important no yellow cards and no new injuries. dg
— David Gold (@davidgold) December 12, 2016
West Ham’s star players Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio ensured a well-deserved point at Anfield, but they will be under pressure in the upcoming weeks.
The Hammers have struggled at their new London Stadium this season, but will be looking to change that against Burnley on Wednesday.
Bilic has been under scrutiny this season after the club’s elimination from Europe in the knockout rounds, which then kickstarted a poor start in the league.
West Ham were hopeful of challenging at the top-end of the table after a seventh-placed finish last season, but will now be focused on avoiding a relegation battle.
Andy Carroll has now fully returned from his long-term injury and could be a crucial player if he remains fit.
In other West Ham news, Mark Noble has revealed how the dressing room feel about a senior man.