By Nick Callow For The Mail On Sunday
Published: 00:16 BST, 4 October 2020 | Updated: 01:56 BST, 4 October 2020
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
It is not an idle boast as he won two Czech titles with Slavia Prague and