West Ham news: Steven Gerrard supports Mark Noble after criticism

By Laura O'Leary

6th Nov, 2017 | 2:17pm

Steven Gerrard slams West Ham fans after defeat v Liverpool

By Laura O’Leary

Steven Gerrard has slammed West Ham fans for booing Mark Noble as he has “sacrificed his career” for the club.

Speaking after the 4-1 defeat the Hammers suffered courtesy of Liverpool on BT Sport, Gerrard revealed how he felt sorry for Mark Noble after all he had done for the club.

He said: “I felt sorry for Mark Noble today, getting booed by his own fans.

“He has shown unbelievable amounts of loyalty to this team, basically sacrificed his career for them.

“Yeah he might not be in great form but it’s time these fans show him support, some love and get behind him.”

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The 30-year-old has made 416 appearances for the Hammers, scoring 47 goals and registering 53 assists and is product of West Ham famous youth system.

This season in his 10 appearances across all competitions, the West Ham skipper is yet to grab a goal or an assist.

The midfielder is contracted to West Ham until June 2020, with his most recent contract extension being agreed back in February 2015.

The Hammers have been struggling this season and find themselves currently in the relegation zone.

West Ham have only achieved nine points from their first 11 games in the Premier League, with only two wins to their name.

After their bad start to the season and with the side currently being situation in the relegation zone , the West Ham board opted to make a managerial chance and sacked Slaven Bilic.

In other West Ham news, Joey Barton has said who he thinks should be the next Hammers boss.

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