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West Ham boss Moyes gives injury update on Soucek

West Ham United boss David Moyes was pleased with his side’s performance despite falling to a 3-2 defeat to runaway league leaders Liverpool at Anfield on Monday night.

An equalising goal by Issa Diop drew the Hammers level after Georginio Wijnaldum had put the home side in front before Pablo Fornals put the visitors in front with 30 minutes remaining but goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane gave Jurgen Klopp’s side the victory.

West Ham were dealt a blow early in the second half when defensive midfielder Tomas Soucek had to be taken off.

Moyes revealed the Czech Republic international was struggling in the dressing room at half-time but hoped that he could run off the injury.

“He was struggling at half-time.” The Hammers boss told the Club’s official website.

“I thought he was fabulous in the first half. He was a big loss to us because, especially in the second half, we didn’t have an awful lot and any way of tightening up, really. It was a loss.

“We hope he’s going to be OK, but it looks like an adductor or a groin injury from over-stretching in the first half.”

Soucek, who joined West Ham in January on loan until the end of the season from Slavia Prague with a view to a permanent move, has made three appearances for the club but looks to be facing a spell on the sidelines after suffering a muscle injury against Liverpool.

The Hammers are struggling at the wrong end of the Premier League table and have not registered a league win since the 4-0 victory over Bournemouth on New Year’s Day.

Despite going seven games without winning, West Ham are just a point away from safety and are hoping to end their barren run when Southampton visit the Olympic Stadium on February 29.

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