'Things have baffled me' - Jermaine Jenas blasts West Ham transfers after humiliation v Liverpool
By Matt Bullin
Former Tottenham star and BBC pundit Jermaine Jenas has criticised West Ham’s recent transfer activity, saying some of the decisions that have been made have “baffled” him.
West Ham slumped to an embarrassing 4-0 home defeat on Sunday as Liverpool ran riot at the London Stadium.
Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and a Philippe Coutinho brace handed the Reds a well-earned win.
Slaven Bilic’s side now sit 12th in the table, with one game left to play, against Burnley at Turf Moor.
Speaking on BBC 1’s Match of the Day 2 (Sunday 10.30pm), Jenas lambasted West Ham and their transfer decisions in particular.
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He said: “Little things have baffled me, like letting [Enner] Valencia go, when you know you’re going to be struggling at the top end of the pitch.
“Because [Andy] Carroll struggles to keep fit for large portions of the seasons. I think the signings haven’t been good enough.”
The result was particularly disappointing for Hammers fans as it came after a superb 1-0 win over Spurs the week previously.
It also put an end to a five-game unbeaten run, which saw them climb away from the relegation battle and into the safety of mid-table.
Jenas made 280 appearances in the Premier League for the likes of Spurs, Newcastle and QPR, and he was also capped 21 times by England.
The 34-year-old was also part of the last Tottenham side to win a trophy, when he lifted the League Cup with them in 2008.
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