Disarray at West Ham
The Daily Mail quote some comments by Carlton Cole expressing his dismay at West Ham's performance at Liverpool as an attack on Avram Grant's tactics. Cole's comments do suggest that he isn't happy with Grant's formation for the game.
"The game plan was for me to stay as the longest person away from everybody and try to hit me on the diagonal or something, but we weren’t even doing that, so that went out of the window and we didn’t have a Plan B.
"In the first 10 minutes we had lost the game, psychologically anyway. That was diabolical. We didn’t even turn up for this game.
"The first 10 minutes we dropped so deep. I can only remember one time when the ball came up to me and I kind of miscontrolled it, but we still retained possession, then I looked to my left and there was no-one attacking – there was nobody there at all.
"I think I had just one cross, apart from that I had nothing and as a striker, that’s starvation, that’s famine – what am I supposed to work on?
"When we changed to 4-4-2 in the second half, I felt more comfortable because someone was up there with me and I felt that we were starting to get on the ball a little more."
The Daily Express claims that the West Ham players are also upset with Gold and Sullivan. They claim that senior players at the club believe the owners have weakened the squad since they have arrived and that the players bought are not good enough for the Premier League.