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The best is yet to come

Filed: Thursday, 22nd February 2018
By: Staff Writer

Marko Arnautovic has been in excellent form for West Ham since teaming up with new manager David Moyes - but insists he is yet to peak as a player.

The club record signing, who moved south from Stoke last summer in an eye-watering £25million transfer initially struggled to settle at West Ham under former manager Slaven Bilic, but has been a revelation in recent months.

However the Austrian international, who was described by former manager Mark Hughes as "frustrating, because he doesn't seem to want to score as much as he should do" believes he has much more to show West Ham supporters.

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"Iím not at my maximum; I think I can do more," he told whufc.com. "Of course, it feels good when you win a game or when you score goals, but after the second day you focus on the next one and you want to try to be better. And I always want to be better.

"I never in my life said I was at my maximum and couldnít do more. Of course, I can do more, but this is also about putting hard work in, having a bit of luck and when all these things come together, I think I can perform at a really high level."

One of the hot favourite's for this year's KUMB Player of the Year award, 'Arnie' - as he has been affectionately dubbed by Hammers fans - has recently shown glimpses of what could prove to be a promising partnership with Javier Hernandez.

And the pair's next opportunity to shine comes at Anfield this weekend - not a ground where West Ham traditionally fare well.

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"I played at Anfield twice when I was with Stoke and itís a hard place to go," he added. But I think we have also done well in the last few games and you can always make something happen.

"Itís not going to be easy, as itís another Premier League game. Itís going to be hard, but they are all hard and we will go there and try to take something out of the game. We need not just one man to perform, but all eleven men to perform.

"We know that Liverpool have an amazing front three, but they need to be careful about our forwards as well, as everyone is in good form, like Chicha, Manu [Lanzini] and Joao [Mario]."

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