Slav aiming for Liverpool repeat
Slaven Bilic is aiming for a Liverpool repeat - on two fronts.
The Hammers enjoyed two home victories against the Reds last season, and with a 2-2 draw at Anfield this term also still fresh in the memory, they have plenty of positive experiences to call upon.
More recently, last week's 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur provided the perfect blueprint for West Ham to follow that up in their final home game of the campaign and the manager is demanding a similar performance.
"We are preparing and we are planning to do something similar to last week when we play Liverpool," he said.
"There are a lot of similarities in those two sides - we still have two games and we are very ambitious for six points from those two games.
"We can climb up in the table - it is not the situation that we are safe now and are already on our holidays. Definitely I am expecting the same kind of determination, commitment and teamwork like it was against Spurs.
"We want to win every game and now we are without the negative type of pressure that we had against Spurs - thinking 'if we concede a goal we're going to be in that kind of situation'.
I am expecting the same kind of determination, commitment and teamwork like it was against Spurs
"That burden is off, so I'm expecting at least what we did against Spurs, in terms of playing and commitment.
"Talking about our home performances, we definitely improved a lot across our last six, seven or eight games. Since the start of 2017, I remember the home games improving a lot, and there were only a couple of games against Manchester City in the cup and league that were not good.
"We lost some games, like against Leicester, but we were really good. I'm not talking about the results, only, but about the performances too and they have improved a lot."