David Moyes believes his Hammers side will learn from their 3-1 defeat to Liverpool.
The Reds turned it on in the second half and put the Irons to the sword thanks to some genuinely world-class play from Mohamed Salah.
The Egypt international scored two brilliant goals before Georginio Wijnaldum added a third with a tap-in from some clever interplay.
Craig Dawson got the Irons on the board but this was a performance from Liverpool that was hard to contend with, and Moyes admitted as much in his post-match comments.
A win for the Irons could have seen them jump into the top four above Jurgen Klopp’s men but Moyes remained philosophical afterwards.
As quoted by BBC Sport, he said: “It was tight. We found it hard against Liverpool. We were better in the first half but didn’t show enough composure at times against a really good side.
“We have been in good form. We came into the game with a lot of confidence. This is the difference, at this level it shows. We’re trying to catch a few teams up, not Liverpool, that’s for sure.
“The players have been excellent. Even today, it’s a lesson for them – the levels we have to get to. We didn’t do the things we usually do well today.”
West Ham will be back in action in midweek against Aston Villa, which is arguably a more important game, before next weekend’s clash with London rivals Fulham.
Two wins from two there and Moyes’ men will be well and truly back on track!