West Ham United boss David Moyes has provided an update on the wellbeing of Jarrod Bowen, after the Hammers star was forced to limp out of the club’s meeting with Liverpool.
Bowen, amid a stellar campaign in front of goal to date, was unsurprisingly afforded his latest start this evening, as West Ham made the trip to Anfield for a Premier League clash.
In a major blow for all associated with the Irons, though, with Declan Rice already absent through illness, Bowen was too forced to cut his evening short owing to a heel injury picked up in a challenge with Andy Robertson.
Speaking on the back of the full-time whistle on Merseyside, David Moyes was therefore unsurprisingly asked for an update on the wellbeing of his attacking standout.
And the West Ham boss went on to confirm that Bowen will require a scan, amid concerns over his inability to ‘put his weight through his foot’:
Moyes confirms that Bowen needs a scan on his heel.
“It could be nothing, but in the same breath I didn’t like the way he wasn’t able to put his weight through his foot so that worries me.”
On Rice: “We are hoping it will not be too bad but I can’t tell at the minute.” #WHUFC
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Mane makes the difference
Bowen’s injury concern, of course, came amid an altogether disappointing evening’s work for West Ham on Saturday.
Despite carving out a series of presentable opportunities over the course of the 90 minutes, Moyes’ troops were ultimately put to the sword by a goal to nil courtesy of a Liverpool outfit who have now won twelve games on the spin.
A solitary Sadio Mane effort, netted just shy of the half-hour mark, proved the difference when all was said and done, as West Ham saw the club’s top-4 hopes dealt an altogether considerable blow.
Sadio Mané gives Liverpool the lead! ⚽
The forward reacts quickest to divert Trent Alexander-Arnold’s effort past Łukasz Fabiański, and after a VAR review, the goal stands! pic.twitter.com/gQpkZOGgf4
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