No, not because we are underestimating the Hammers players but the fact that Pellegrini’s men are very low in confidence.
West Ham have lost their past three games – conceding nine goals in those three games.
And out of those nine goals four were scored by AFC Wimbledon.
But Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule out the threat that the West Ham players posses and in doing so the German has named all the West Ham players who could cause Liverpool discomfort.
And its a pretty long list.
“We started against West Ham with a brilliant game from us and not a very good game of West Ham. That day they had a new manager and a lot of new players,” he said.
“They had a really bad start, I think they had maybe only two points after six match days, but since then they are nearly a top-six side.
“That’s what we should expect.
“(They have the) most experienced manager in the Premier League at the moment, really good football team, good signings in defence, experience in the full-back positions.
“(Declan) Rice, fantastic development next to (Mark) Noble in midfield, experience and youth.
“Then you have the wings, really strong, (Felipe) Anderson fantastic signing, and Marko Arnautovic an outstanding striker.
“(Samir) Nasri is now around, (Robert) Snodgrass is back on track, Lukasz Fabianski in goal, it’s a really good football team. That’s what we have to be ready for again.
“We can’t compare with the first game of the season. We expected a difficult game that day but it was not so difficult for two reasons: we were really good and they were not ready.
“Now they are ready and it’s a completely different cup of tea.”