David Moyes admits the Hammers may not be able to silence their doubters this weekend against Liverpool.
The Irons take on the Reds on Saturday evening in a huge game in both the top four and the title race.
Moyes’ men are fifth, while the Reds are currently second; they have only lost twice this season and have not been beaten in 2022 yet.
The Hammers, by comparison, have won two of their last five games, and while Moyes has pointed out that we have a strong record against the very best teams in the league, he is honest enough to admit that a victory on Saturday may be a bridge too far.
He told reporters: “It might be a difficult game to do that because it is a really tough opponent we’ve got, tough stadium. We played against a team last week who were pushing to take us over at home and we got a good result last week.
I think that our form against the teams we’ve come up against in the main has been really good, we’ve challenged the top teams.
“We beat Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham at home. There has been a lot of good things. We’re disappointed that we’ve dropped out of the top four but we weren’t sure we’d ever be in the top four. We’re challenging to be there and will try and continue to challenge.
“If people are disappointed about that then I don’t know how disappointed they were a year or two ago when we were 14th, 15th, 16th in the league.”