The emotional Payet comments that speak volumes for West Ham fans

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The 28-year-old is feeling the love at West Ham right now.

West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet says supporters gave him shivers before he came on against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, according to the club's official website.

The playmaker returned from injury to come on and enjoy a stellar half-an-hour cameo against the Reds.

And Payet says he was reduced to tears because of the ovation he received from West Ham fans when he came on.

The Frenchman told West Ham TV after the game: "Honestly, I had shivers during the warm-up before I came on.

"Then that ovation, I thank all the supporters who are behind me and believe in me. It's a powerful feeling and I had tears in my eyes."

Clearly, Payet feels the love at Upton Park and, ultimately, that factor could prove more important than many may anticipate.

What if an offer came in for the West Ham playmaker next summer, for instance? The Frenchman's desire to stay could be increased by the loyal support shown to him.

Payet is adored by the Hammers faithful and for the Frenchman to be driven to joyful tears shows just how much.

Next up for West Ham is an FA Cup clash with Wolves, with those in charge at the club promising a cup run this season to mark their last ever campaign at the Boleyn Ground.

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