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David Moyes statue unveiled at Anfield

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The statue was well received by the Liverpool support. (©GettyImages)
The statue was well received by the Liverpool support. (©GettyImages).

A statue celebrating the former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes, was on show outside Anfield, ahead of Liverpool's clash with Chelsea.

The statue read “DAVID MOYES for services to Liverpool Football Club” and features Moyes looking clueless, with his hands in his pockets.

The stunt was set up by betting firm, Paddy Power, who have terrorised Moyes this year, throughout his 10 month stay at Old Trafford.

The bookies were also behind the Grim Reaper that has menacingly lurked behind Moyes' dugout this season and was present at the 2-0 defeat to Everton last weekend, which proved to be Moyes' final game in charge of the club.

The Scottish manager was fired on Tuesday, following a terrible start to his time with United, which saw him take the current league champions down the table into seventh place.

Liverpool, on the other hand, have improved on their seventh place finish last season and now look likely to finish this campaign as champions, for the first time in 24 years.

The Merseyside club have bettered their targets this year. The club were aiming for a top four finish when the season opened in August, but an outstanding season for the club's Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez, nicknamed SAS by the Liverpool support, has seen the club climb into first place.

England youngster Raheem Sterling has also made a difference, particularly in the latter stages of the season. Sturridge, Suarez and Sterling have scored over 50 goals between them.

The title race is still amazingly close, despite the season coming to an end, but if Liverpool's front-men keep up the form they have been in of late, they are bound to clinch it.


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