Liverpool great Mark Lawrenson impressed with West Ham United’s attacking options

Andy Carroll

Former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson is impressed with West Ham United’s attacking players.

Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has been singing the praises of West Ham United.

The Hammers are having a truly brilliant season so far and find themselves fourth in the Premier League table with 28 points from 16 matches.

The London outfit’s summer signings have all gelled, with forwards Mauro Zarate, Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia, and midfielder Alex Song all proving crucial.

While Sakho has been one of the best strikers in the league so far with seven goals and 10 chances created in 10 Premier League appearances, Song has been one of the top three defensive midfielders in the English top flight.

Lawrenson is especially impressed with West Ham’s attacking options, which also include Andy Carroll, and believes that manager Sam Allardyce has more options in that department than any of the managers in the Premier League except for Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s Premier League clash between West Ham and Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground, the 57-year-old told BBC Sport: “West Ham have such a mix of different strikers, and I think only Manchester United have more options than them up front at the moment.

“All of the Hammers' attacking players have done well when they have been used this season and their manager Sam Allardyce has got the luxury of picking players to suit the opponents, and also of changing things around mid-match.

“Allardyce has got players who can come off the bench and make a difference, which is a great thing for a manager. Sadly for Leicester boss Nigel Pearson, he is not in the same situation."

Lawrenson has predicted West Ham to win the match against Leicester 2-0. The scoreline may not turned out to be that, but one suspects that the Hammers will pick up the three points tomorrow.

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