Marlon Harewood makes enormous claim about West Ham

Marlon Harewood (C) of West Ham celebrates his second goal during the Barclays Premiership match between Fulham and West Ham United at Craven Cottage on September 17, 2005 in London,...

West Ham currently sit in tenth place in the Premier League.

West Ham United old boys (L-R) Christian Dailly, Dean Ashton, Marlon Harewood, Hayden Mullins and Danny Gabbidon prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and...

Marlon Harewood has told Love Sport Radio that he believes West Ham United have the squad capable of finishing in the top five of the Premier League table - despite the club sitting in tenth place.

West Ham drew 1-1 with Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon as Wilfried Zaha finally cancelled out Mark Noble's first-half penalty. Palace had a number of excellent chances to win, but failed to do so.

The Hammers have gone five matches in all competitions without securing a win, though they did earn a point against Liverpool last Monday thanks to Michail Antonio's goal.


Former Hammers striker Harewood reckons the club are good enough to finish in the five of the Premier League with the squad of players they have, despite the east Londoners sitting 17 points behind sixth.

"It's one of the those things. We have got some top class players, no doubt that that," Harewood said. "If you look at West Ham, they're a top five, top six team, that's my opinion. 

"The players they've got there - especially with the performance against Liverpool - they should be in the top five. Top five is my opinion, if they play like that against Liverpool, then they can get top five."

Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM:  West Ham's Marlon Harewood celebrates after scoring against Middlesbrough during an FA Cup semi-final game at Villa Park in Birmingham, 23 April 2006. AFP PHOTO

West Ham have produced some marvellous results, beating Manchester United and Arsenal as well as drawing with Chelsea and Liverpool, but it is their results against lesser sides that see them struggle.

The Hammers have a crucial run of games coming up, as they face winnable fixtures against Cardiff, Fulham, Newcastle and Huddersfield in their next five games - also playing Manchester City.

Marlon Harewood of West Ham United battles with Marttijn Reuser of Ipswich Town during the Nationwide Division One play-off second leg match between West Ham United and Ipswich Town at...

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