Andy Robertson says that Liverpool must expect a tough clash against West Ham amid their opponents’ recent Premier League form.
The Hammers come into Sunday’s clash unbeaten in six top-flight games, including four successive wins.
What’s more, their run without defeat stretches to eight matches with their FA Cup progression.
But West Ham’s league form allowed them to overtake Liverpool into fourth, ahead of the Reds’ defeat of Tottenham.
As such, two points still separate the two sides, with Robertson pointing out Hammers boss David Moyes’ fantastic achievements.
“West Ham are in a really good moment,” the left-back told Liverpoolfc.com. “I think six games unbeaten and six wins – incredible – and David Moyes has done a fantastic job and we know what sort of game we are in for.
“Our mind is focused on that already and we’ll be ready to go come Sunday.”
Liverpool will travel back to London having ended a run of five games without victory and four without a goal.
Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino got the goals as Jurgen Klopp’s men won 3-1 at Spurs.
Indeed, Robertson’s fellow full-back Alexander-Arnold showed a notable improvement and scooped the Man of the Match prize for his efforts.
But Robertson has called on his colleagues to ensure that the defeat of Spurs is a “catalyst” for a spell of good form.
As well as West Ham, Liverpool play Leicester and Manchester City in the coming weeks.
Robertson calls for solid spell
“Of course you get games when it just doesn’t click, and maybe you get four or five a season but it’s spread across a season,” he said.
“Ours was unfortunately four or five at once and that’s why probably a lot has been said about us. That’s fine, we are footballers and we know what industry we are in and everything like that.
“But we’ve stuck together on the training ground and everyone is together. Obviously the fans can’t be in with us just now but it’s important they stick with us.
“It’s a unique season, really tight, and we’ve seen other teams putting runs together and shown where it takes us. And it’s up to us to try to put one of them together.
“But we can’t just let this be a one-off, it needs to be the catalyst for a really strong second half of the season. It’s up to the boys in that changing room to go and do it, and it doesn’t get much tougher than Sunday.”
Liverpool beat West Ham 2-1 at Anfield in their last meeting, with Diogo Jota scoring the second-half winner.