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West Ham boss Moyes delighted with Fornals form ahead of Liverpool clash

West Ham boss David Moyes is delighted with Pablo Fornals' form this season.

Fornals scored to put West Ham 2-1 up at Anfield last season and the Spanish midfielder, 24, has started all six league games so far this term, scoring in the 3-0 win at Leicester.

"Pablo has done really well," said Hammers boss Moyes ahead of Saturday's clash with the Reds. "He's a really likeable boy and works really hard for the team.

"We're always demanding more from him because we want assists and goals for him and he's been doing that. His energy and enthusiasm is incredible.

"We have the makings of a young group of players who are doing well and giving us energy, and we want to keep on doing that."

Moyes also remarked: "Obviously you'd rather play Liverpool without Virgil van Dijk, but maybe they're looking at it in the same way with us and Michail Antonio.

"Going up there with no crowd behind them hopefully might make a difference too.

"I don't think we've exceeded expectations. I always put the team out to get results, but I was really pleased with the points we took against Spurs and Manchester City. It showed the direction we're taking," he added.

"Playing the champions will always be a tough game. We have to try to make the most of it and I think we're in a good place. The players have got confidence and I hope we can go and show it."

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