When he accepted the West Ham manager's job, and the task of trying to keep The Hammers in the Premier League, David Moyes didn't sit on the fence.
"I think there's only two or three managers with a better Premier League win record. That's what I do, I win," he said in December.
"I'm here to get West Ham wins and get them away from the bottom three."
Bold words. And words he may struggle to back up on Monday night.
The Hammers have won once at Anfield in the last 57 years – when Slaven Bilic's team beat Brendan Rodgers' ailing outfit in 2015 – and there's an argument to be had that this present Reds team is the best Anfield has witnessed in all that time.
We asked the Liverpool Echo's Chief Liverpool Writer Ian Doyle what can we expect at Anfield this evening?
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Win, lose or draw?
Liverpool 3-0 West Ham United. The Reds will be desperate to atone for their Champions League defeat in midweek against a team they defeated 2-0 on the road less than a month ago.
The Hammers are in trouble but if their recent loss at Manchester City is any guide, they'll be going for damage limitation.
Liverpool are 1/6 with thepools.com , which is buying money – but not at a great rate.
The 3-0 correct score, though, is a much more appealing 6/1 .
Who’s a good bet for first scorer?
Sadio Mane. The Senegalese was the matchwinner at Norwich City last weekend and will be itching to get back out there having been substituted at Atletico Madrid at half-time to prevent him being sent off. He's 3/1 to score the first goal and 8/11 to score at any time .
Who’s on the naughty step?
Fabinho appears the most likely as the one who is most involved in the midfield scrap.
Who’s on pens?
If James Milner plays, and there's a chance of that with him back available, he's definitely the number one taker. After that, it's Mohamed Salah. So take 8/1 on Milner to open the scoring or 9/4 for him to feature on the scoresheet at any time.
Will Liverpool keep a clean sheet?
You'd like to think so. West Ham have scored four goals in their last nine away Premier League games while Liverpool have managed 10 shut-outs in their last 11 top-flight games. A firm 'No' in the Both Teams To Score box.
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