Speaking on the Footballer’s Football Podcast, Michail Antonio has given an update on his fitness after struggling with illness over the past two weeks.
Antonio stated on this podcast last week that he was incredibly ill during the Hammers’ game against Fulham, and he carried that issue into the game against Southampton at the weekend.
However, after a few days of rest and hydration, Antonio says that he’s fully fit and raring to go ahead of his team’s game against Liverpool on Wednesday.
ANTONIO READY TO GO
The striker stated that he’s fit to face the Reds at Anfield.
“It’s good to see you back in full action boy, it looks like you had a full recovery bro, I’m impressed,” Antonio’s co-host said.
“I ain’t gonna lie, whatever that was it hit me hard mate. But I’m back and I’m raring to go mate, I’m raring to go,” Antonio said.
Antonio then spoke about his wellness later in the podcast.
“(Liverpool) are going to be shattered. They ran themselves into the ground at the weekend,” Antonio said.
“Hopefully we can use that against them. We play well against you guys to be fair. We’ve had a couple of good results as well, so we’re going to go for it.”
This is a huge boost for West Ham.
Antonio may not be the London club’s first-choice striker these days, but he remains one of the most unique weapons in the Premier League.
His mix of tenacity, speed and strength makes him a nightmare to defend for any defender in this league, and while Liverpool managed to keep Erling Haaland at bay at the weekend, Antonio could still cause them a few problems.
Gianluca Scamacca will likely be the starter here, but the fact that West Ham can bring Antonio off the bench gives them a great chance of getting a result here.