Date:10th November 2021 at 3:50pm
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West Ham’s meteoric rise continued on Sunday, as David Moyes witnessed his side beat Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool 3-2 in enthralling game at the London Stadium. 

After Trent Alexander-Arnold had cancelled out Alisson’s early own-goal, the Hammers raced into a two-goal lead courtesy of Kurt Zouma and Pablo Fornals.

A late Divock Origi goal threatened West Ham’s lead, but they held on to leapfrog their opponents into the top three ahead of the upcoming international break.

West Ham’s sensational victory triggered praise for a number of Moyes’ players, including Jared Bowen and Said Benrahma.

It was Declan Rice who once again stole the show, however, with a characteristically superb performance in the middle of the park.

The game against the Reds was the latest marker on the Englishman’s meteoric rise to the top, and will undoubtedly have once again drawn the attention of Europe’s elite.

Rice, who was an integral part of England’s run to the final of Euro 2020 over the summer, was heavily linked with a move away from East London during the recent transfer window, with Chelsea and Manchester United touted as his most likely suitors.

A move never materialised, however, and speculation grew that the player might instead move next summer.

Now, however, it appears that those interested in Rice may have to look elsewhere.

According to The Sun, the Hammers have no intention of selling Rice anytime soon, and are instead intent on building a squad around the midfield star.

Rice has gone from strength to strength since making his Hammers debut in 2017

The report suggests that the player, who has rejected two offers to extend his stay with the club, wouldn’t even be allowed to leave for as much as £100 million.

Rice is continuing to build a reputation as one of the world’s best holding midfielders, and would therefore be the perfect candidate for Moyes to build a successful side around.

The England international has been in fine form this season, scoring important goals in Europa League victories over Rapid Vienna and Dinamo Zagreb, as well as against Aston Villa in the Premier League.

The player has three years remaining on his current deal, however it is believed that the club have the option to trigger a 12-month extension to the deal.

West Ham’s stubbornness may therefore mean that the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United and even Manchester City will have to look elsewhere in search of a holding midfielder.

 
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