Sport Fonte vows to return stronger

19:24  07 november  2017
19:24  07 november  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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  West Ham v Liverpool - The Kop HQ's match preview Liverpool make the trip to London on Saturday for a tea time kick off against West Ham. The Reds should be quite buoyant after registering two 3-0 home wins against two defensive minded sides in Huddersfield and Maribor. As ever, Jurgen Klopp will make changes to the starting line-up with Simon Mignolet likely to replace Loris Karius in-goal. The defence could see Joe Gomez return at right back over Trent Alexander-Arnold, but the others should remain the same. In midfield, we are likely to see the trio of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Emre Can selected. In attack, with Philippe Coutinho ruled out, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could start again but that will depend on whether Daniel Sturridge gets the nod up front. West Ham have injury woes going into this game with the likes of Jose Fonte, James Collins, Michail Antonio and Sam Byram all set to miss the match. Experienced full back Pablo Zabaleta is also suspended so Slaven Bilic will have to shuffle the pack for the Hammers. They will have their threats to Liverpool with Andy Carroll, a battering ram upfront who might have a point to prove to us, and also the goal poacher instincts of Javier Hernandez and the creativity of Manuel Lanzini. This is a game that Liverpool really have to win and one they should win too. It would be a nice boost going into yet another International break so I’m going to predict a close win for the Reds.

“I don’t have any other thing on my mind but to return to the national side. I want to return and make my parents and my country proud of me,” he said. Vows to come back stronger , fitter than ever.

Jose Fonte has vowed to return fitter and stronger than ever after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury on Monday. Fonte is set to spend a spell of two to three months on the sidelines after suffering the injury in the recent 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace

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West Ham defender Jose Fonte has vowed to return fitter and stronger after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury on Monday.

New West Ham boss David Moyes, who took over on a short-term contract on Tuesday, will be without Fonte until the New Year with the defender expected to be ruled out for between two to three months.

Fonte, who suffered the injury in the recent 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace, is remaining upbeat and wants to return as soon as possible in the New Year.

The Portugal defender told the club's website: "Obviously I'm disappointed and frustrated because it was an unnecessary tackle (which caused the injury).

"That's part of football and now it's time to focus on returning after the surgery on Monday and having a good recovery so I can be back as soon as possible.

"Now I've had the surgery, I will have to wear a cast for two weeks, then a boot for two weeks and finally a brace for two weeks, so that's six weeks. Then after that it's getting back my fitness levels.

"I'm not scared of working hard, so I'll put the hard work in. We have great physios and great doctors at the club, so we'll be working hard together to be back stronger and fresher."

Fonte vows to return stronger .
West Ham defender Jose Fonte has vowed to return fitter and stronger after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury.West Ham defender Jose Fonte has vowed to return fitter and stronger after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury on Monday.

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