Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp spoke to reporters today and shared what he noticed about West Ham when he saw their game against Manchester City midweek, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
The Reds have lost just two points in the league all season, and are currently sitting 22 points ahead of Manchester City in second place.
The Hammers, meanwhile, have undergone a shocking campaign to date. They average less than one point per game and are deeply rooted in a relegation battle.
Things will become even more difficult
David Moyes’ men also have incredibly difficult games on the horizon. They started their horror game series with a trip to Manchester City mid-week, and were beaten comfortably. The 2-0 scoring line ended up flattering West Ham.
And the East London team will have to show much more at Anfield on Monday evening if they want to have any chance of bringing a positive result away from Merseyside with them.
Klopp suggested that he was impressed with what he saw from the Hammers while watching their game against Manchester City, as quoted by the Liverpool echo:
“They didn’t have Lanzini and Haller (against Man City) and with all City’s genius it was the first goal of the free kick. West Ham fought very hard. The first goal was a set and the second was a super situation with KDB. It was a super goal but they weren’t defeated. They fought and defended with everything they had, so I expect they will defend themselves from us in this way. West Ham will have taken the positive aspects of that game and we must be ready for that. “
In truth, Klopp is probably just kind to West Ham. If Liverpool perform close to their best, they will have no problem chasing away the Hammers.
If Moyes lines up his team like he did Wednesday night, West Ham will be in trouble.
Knowing the Scotsman and his pragmatic style, however, is probably exactly what he will do.
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