Ian Rush believes West Ham’s record of late could make them a big threat to Liverpool in Sunday’s Premier League clash at Anfield.
The former Liverpool striker has also recognised the importance of Jurgen Klopp’s men learning from the disappointing loss to Bournemouth and using this experience to help them move on.
West Ham haven’t won in six games across all competitions but Rush believes this is the very reason why Liverpool should be prepared for a tough game.
He told Liverpoolfc.com: “They could be dangerous because of that.”
“They’ll be thinking ‘if we can go to Liverpool and get a result…’. They’ve previously played well at Anfield, so we have to be careful.”
“It’s very important [to regroup]. Now it’s about regrouping as a squad – not as a team, but as a squad – and saying ‘if we want to be successful, then we have to learn from our mistakes and put them right against West Ham’.”
“Everyone will make mistakes, but learn from them, put them right in the next game and you’ll be fine. We’re at home in our next game and the fans will be behind the players.”
Beating West Ham will require us to be back to our very best this weekend.
The Hammers will be looking to put an end to a poor spell in order to get their season back on track and to help take some of the pressure off of their manager Slaven Bilić.
Klopp and his players will be desperate to get back on the pitch and make amends for the mistakes they made in the recent 4-3 defeat.
We are confident they have what it takes to bounce back.