Joe Gomez has admitted Liverpool were aware of the threats Michail Antonio would pose when playing for West Ham at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were eventual 3-1 winners on home soil after goals from Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota helped down David Moyes' men, who managed to get on the scoresheet during the first half through Jarrod Bowen.
West Ham had the chance to take the lead during the opening stages of the contest through Antonio, who saw a header flash wide of the goal. Pressure was on the Jamaica international to deliver during the 90 minutes, having publicly predicted the Hammers would both come away with all three points and end the season above Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp's men did not allow the 33-year-old to have the final say during the meeting between the sides, though were under no illusions Antonio would be the man to stop if they wanted to secure a victory.
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"West Ham have got great quality, they've got it up front and throughout the team. Michail Antonio is a big threat and we knew that was going to be difficult," Gomez said after the full-time whistle.
"It's a big result for us, going to 1-1 was a moment we had to reset and regroup and we did that. It's just about us staying confident and keep playing our football."
Acknowledging the fact West Ham could not afford to spurn chances, such as Antonio's aerial effort inside the opening 10 minutes of the match, Bowen said: "We had a few chances and maybe that's what it comes down to, just taking our chances when we get them.
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