Michail Antonio has added an extra spice to West Ham's clash with Liverpool by claiming that the Irons will finish above the Reds this season.
But to do that, Hammers boss David Moyes will surely have to reverse his horror Anfield record.
Ex-Everton chief Moyes has never won at Anfield, losing 12 and drawing six of his 18 visits to the red half of Merseyside.
There has only ever been one longer winless streak in the Premier League and that is held by the Scottish manager himself...
He has previously gone 19 away games without a win against Arsenal but West Ham's fine start to the season will give him as much hope as ever before to finally end the curse.
West Ham, having sold captain Declan Rice this summer, sit sixth in the Premier League with a loss to champions Manchester City their only blemish so far.
However, a true test of their top-four credentials will come against Liverpool who are just three points above them in third.
«I am backing myself over Liverpool,' Antonio said on the Footballer's Football Podcast. „You know what, I think we are going to finish higher than Liverpool this season. I'm putting it out there.
“I watched the game [Liverpool 3-1 Wolves] because it was before our game and Wolves could have run away with it! They had quite a few opportunities.
»We've got them this weekend and it's a six-pointer. We've got them!"
Antonio might not have realised that to win West Ham's six-pointer, his teammates will have to end Moyes' two-decade wait for an away win at Liverpool.
The Scot's first trip to Anfield was a highly respectable 0-0 draw with Merseyside rivals Everton in December 2002.
But Moyes never managed to get the derby bragging rights on Liverpool turf during his 11 years in charge of the Toffees.
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