West Ham chief David Gold launches scathing attack on Liverpool legends on Twitter

West Ham - Upton Park: Boleyn Ground

West Ham United chief David Gold has launched a scathing attack on two Liverpool legends on Twitter.

Gold, a frequent user of the social networking site where he engages with fans, was tweeting ahead of Saturday's FA Cup third round clash against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Upton Park.

The Hammers are flying again after back-to-back wins over Southampton and Liverpool pushed them up to sixth in the Premier League table.

Bilic's side are unbeaten in seven and entertain a Wolves side sat 11th in the Championship.

They have star man Dimitri Payet back in the fold and the likes of Andy Carroll in goalscoring form.

'West Ham are not a good team'

But that didn't stop pundit and Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson - who wrote in his Mirror column "West Ham are not a very good team" after the Hammers thrashed his old side 3-0 at Anfield in August - predicting the East Londoners will slip up against Kenny Jackett's side.

Writing in his column for BBC Sport, Lawro, who has already predicted 13 losses and just two wins for West Ham this season, said: "I also have a feeling that West Ham might slip up against Wolves, who were struggling until recently but have won three in a row since Christmas."

Opinion worthless to Gold

Of course Lawrenson is entitled to his opinion, and after all it is his job to give it on a weekly basis.

But it has clearly irked Gold, who took to Twitter to give his own verdict on the pundit and his fellow Anfield legend Alan Hansen for good measure.

Gold tweeted: "I'm not a fan of Mark Lawrenson and I'm pleased that Alan Hansen has retired (dinosaurs).

"Can't forgive for his pompous comments on Match of the Day."

Is Lawro bitter over Preston defeats?

Lawrenson is a staunch Preston North End fan.

Perhaps he is still reeling after the Hammers beat his beloved team in the Championship play-off final in 2005. Or perhaps it is because the Hammers beat Preston 3-2 to lift their first ever FA Cup back in 1964?

That season 52 years ago the Hammers beat eventual champions Liverpool home and away, something they did not manage again until the current campaign.

Could the omens be shining bright for a fourth FA Cup win in this the last ever season at the club's beloved Boleyn Ground?

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