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'When I was a small boy, I was a fan of Liverpool and I liked Steven Gerrard, but now I am a Hammer!' Vladimir Coufal says it will be a dream come true to make his Premier League debut for West Ham Coufal joined West Ham from Slavia Prague for £5.5m this week He was signed in time to make his Premier League debut at Leicester The defender was in the Czech Republic team that beat England last year

By Nick Callow For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 00:16 BST, 4 October 2020 | Updated: 01:56 BST, 4 October 2020

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Vladimir Coufal grew up with a soft spot for Liverpool as he idolised Steven Gerrard, but his now his aim is to add his name to West Ham's growing list of Czech mates.

Manager David Moyes completed the £5.5m transfer of the highly decorated international defender in time to make his Premier League debut at Leicester on Sunday.

And Coufal, 28, will relish the challenge and said: 'I have enough experience from the Europa League and last year the Champions League, which are a similar level to the Premier League, so I am not afraid of this level.'

New signing Vladimir Coufal is set to make his West Ham debut at Leicester on Sunday

New signing Vladimir Coufal is set to make his West Ham debut at Leicester on Sunday

It is not an idle boast as he won two Czech titles with Slavia Prague and

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