Antonio suffered a hamstring injury in last weekend’s 1-1 draw against Manchester City and is now on the sidelines.
West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that Mikhail Antonio will miss his team’s meeting with Liverpool tomorrow evening.
Antonio suffered a hamstring injury in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City and is now on the sidelines.
But now the Hammers must prepare for a life without Antonio, whose injury, as Moyes confirmed, is not too bad, but enough to keep him out of the game at Anfield.
The 30-year-old has been in excellent form since his return to football in June, scoring 11 goals in 13 matches as a center-forward.
The former Everton boss added: “We really showed great team ethics. We can score goals from all areas, we play well.
“He’s been great for us, he’s an important member of the team,” Moyes said in his press conference quoted by football.london.
“We don’t think it’s bad, but it’s enough to keep him out of this game, that’s for sure.
Moyes’ team has scored eight points so far this season and he believes his charges could benefit if there were no fans for the game at Anfield.
“I’m sure Liverpool will say the same thing to [Virgil] van Dijk. We’ll miss him, Micky was as good as any other striker in the league.
he said: “Of course you would rather play against Liverpool without Virgil van Dijk, but the big thing is that Liverpool goes to Liverpool without fans, so no spectators behind them could make a big difference.
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Moyes added: “They are playing the champions and it is always a tough game.
“We’ve seen the game, we knew it was going to be tough, but we have to make the best of it. We are good players, results make a big difference.
“With the exception of Newcastle, the players have shown a good level of consistency so far.
“Last year we were really unlucky not to get a result at Anfield, there were real signs of improvement.