Lanzini ‘flattered’ by Liverpool interest, but wants Hammers stay

Manuel Lanzini: Ruled out of FA Cup tie

Manuel Lanzini: Ruled out of FA Cup tie

Manuel Lanzini says it’s an “absolute honour” to be linked with Liverpool – but insists he’s “fine” in his current arrangement at West Ham.

The 22-year-old is on loan with the Hammers from United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira, but his fine form at Upton Park has seen him linked with a January switch to Liverpool.

Lanzini netted his fourth goal in 11 appearances on Sunday as the Hammers were swept aside 4-1 at Tottenham, and speaking ahead of the match, the Argentine 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.”

Speaking to ESPNFC, Lanzini added: “I heard the president say that the club wants me to stay. I am fine here.”

Speaking last week Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan insisted his club have an “unbreakable option” to sign Lanzini permanently.