West Ham to exploit Liverpool frailties, says Bilic
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WEST Ham manager Slaven Bilic says his team can exploit Liverpool's defensive weaknesses when the two sides clash at the London Stadium tomorrow morning (AEST).
The Reds have conceded 16 goals in 10 league games this season and while the Croatian knows Jurgen Klopp's team is dangerous in attack, he said his team could cause them problems at the back.
"They have that pace and quality up front and on the flanks,” he said.
"If you have a good transition and players in the right positions you can hurt them.
"We have to be solid when we play them... They are not very happy with their position.
"They are a good team, they play offensive football and it can leave them a little open at the back.”
The Hammers were 2-0 up at Crystal Palace last week before allowing the Eagles to grab a deserved draw with the last kick of the game through Wilfried Zaha.
Bilic said that result did pile the pressure on him and said a positive result against Liverpool would release that pressure.
"I know the situation,” he said.
"I spoke to the chairman like I do after every game.
"He didn't have to tell what position I am in, we need something from our next game... every win, even in a cup, will take me and us out of that position.”
Bilic will be without the injured Jose Fonte (foot), James Collins (ankle), Sam Byram (thigh) and Michail Antonio (rib) for the clash at the London Stadium while Pablo Zabaleta is suspended.
Fixtures: Stoke v Leicester, Huddersfield v West Brom, Newcastle v Bournemouth, Southampton v Burnley, Swansea v Brighton, West Ham v Liverpool