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Sam Allardyce discusses threat of Luis Suarez ahead of West Ham United's trip to face Liverpool at Anfield
12:23pm Friday 6th December 2013 in Sport
Sam Allardyce believes West Ham will have at least “a 50 per cent better chance of getting a result” at Liverpool tomorrow if they can stop Luis Suarez.
The Liverpool striker has been in superb form for the Anfield club this season, scoring 13 goals in just nine Premier League appearances, including a memorable four-goal haul in his side’s 5-1 home win over Norwich City on Wednesday night.
The Hammers will need a significant improvement on the performance that saw them beaten 1-0 by fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Tuesday but Allardyce acknowledged the threat the Uruguayan striker brings when he spoke to the media this morning.
Allardyce told West Ham’s website: "After their [Liverpool’s] magnificent recovery from their defeat by Hull City last weekend, obviously Luis Suarez is the man. If you can control him like Hull did, I think you have a 50 per cent better chance of getting a result, maybe even more.
"Certainly if you can't control Luis Suarez, on what you saw the other night against Norwich, it's certainly going to be one where he is rattling the goals in. When you consider he has been suspended before he started playing again, to be top scorer in the Barclays Premier League shows he is the main man at Liverpool at the moment.”
West Ham will be without Ravel Morrison tomorrow after he picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in the Palace defeat.