Manuel Lanzini to Liverpool: West Ham loanee says it would be 'an honour' to play for the Reds

The Argentine midfielder is on loan at Upton Park for the rest of the season

James Orr
Sunday 22 November 2015 16:27
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West Ham loanee Manuel Lanzini has been linked with Liverpool
West Ham loanee Manuel Lanzini has been linked with Liverpool

Manuel Lanzini, on loan at West Ham from Al Jazira Club, says it is "an honour" for him to be linked with Liverpool, but at the moment all he is focused on is the Hammers, who take on Tottenham this afternoon.

"I heard the president say that the club wants me to stay. I am fine here," Lanzini, 22, said. "It's an absolute honour that a team like Liverpool has put an eye on me, but at moment I am focused on the match against Tottenham. It's a good team to play against."

The Hammers go into the match level on points with Spurs with 21 points.

"It is a very important match and if we manage to win we will be among the top five [in the table] so It will give us an extra motivation," added Lanzini, who starts against Spurs today.

"When you get a positive result you work better during the week.

"We have all the support of our fans and the club's board members are doing an important effort for making us strong."

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