Liverpool ace Gini Wijnaldum sat down for an exclusive interview with Liverpool’s official website, and warned his teammates to expect a real battle away at West Ham tomorrow night.
The Reds are currently sitting comfortably at the top of the Premier League table, 16 points clear of second placed Manchester City with a game in hand over Pep Guardiola’s side.
The Hammers, meanwhile, are in real trouble. David Moyes’s side are currently sitting in 17th spot in the table, level on points with 19th placed Watford.
West Ham do have a game in hand on the teams around them, but unfortunately for them, it’s against Jurgen Klopp’s rampant Liverpool side.
Wijnaldum warned his teammates that tomorrow’s trip to the London Stadium will be far from easy, however, when speaking exclusively to the Reds’ official website:
“What I can say from the previous seasons that we played them [is] that it was not always easy there. Last season was not that good, we went ahead but drew there and we could have lost the game because they were good on that day. They are really tough when they play at home – we know that and we have to deal with that. When teams are fighting to get points to survive it’s always difficult to go there because you know they’re going to fight. It’s going to be really tough.”
In spite of Wijnaldum’s comments, West Ham have actually been far from strong at the London Stadium, since moving from Upton Park in the summer of 2016.
The Hammers have won only 26 of their last 68 Premier League games at home. And Liverpool have won two and drawn one of their three trips to the London Stadium. Those games included 4-0 and 4-1 wins too.
West Ham do not have the worst record against Liverpool, however, having beaten the Merseyside outfit three times since 2014.
In spite of that fact, Moyes’s men will have to be on their very best if they are to take anything for Klopp’s side tomorrow night.
And if they were to earn a point, it could end up being really important to their survival hopes.