Many West Ham fans on Twitter are clear on the way they want to see the team play against Liverpool, with a bold, attacking style.
And why the hell not? The defensive gameplan failed to work against Man City, so why would we try the same thing at Anfield?
Defensive substitutions can always be ordered later in the game if things have gone amazingly well and if they haven’t, they haven’t.
As one supporter pointed out, one extra point outweighs any goal difference advantage and we should be trying to pick up as many points as possible. Plus, we’ve hardly got the worst goal difference at the bottom anyway.
Another fan stated that a defensive mindset admits defeat before a ball has even been kicked and another suggested that negative tactics hurt the team’s mentality.
“Goal difference might be important” is a bit of a myth. One extra point outweighs any goal difference. The tactic should always be about getting that point.
— Stephen Hunt (@ChairmanHuntJnr) February 21, 2020
No! By defending we show fear admitting defend before hand. Football being football when you show up anything can happen especially when you attack. It would shock liverpool if we came out all guns blazing but with the ability to regroup & use space right.
— CMcG_Talk (@WHUFCTALK1) February 21, 2020
NO GUTS NO GLORY!!
— Matt Albertson (@mdalbert88) February 21, 2020
No and especially not by having 5 back with Masuaku at LB and Cresswell as a CB.
— Chris Adams (@WylieHammer) February 21, 2020
We got nothing to lose against these two teams! Play our best team but drop noble he slows our game down I like him but bench him now we have got great quality in our squad capable of beating teams now moyes you clown play the best team then rebuild properly in the summer!
— kev⚒ (@kevin_suddell) February 21, 2020
I understand the sentiment of keeping the score down but surely we should try and compete rather than contain. We should go all out to win, as with every game. If we contain we are not good enough to defend for a 90 min onslaught so might as well go for it. We need the points!
— Tony Baker (@suggsmoore) February 21, 2020
No negative tactics doesn’t help the team mentality, players want to win not go out & play for a draw before a ball is kicked, looks like Moyes as targeted all the home games to get us out this mess, very risky plan & one I feel may not work, we need away points as well.
— Bryan (@Bryan_WHU) February 21, 2020
Totally pointless, in more ways than one
— Steve Missen (@fenhammer) February 21, 2020