Former Liverpool man backs West Ham United to win

Julian Dicks believes that West Ham United can defeat Liverpool at home in the Premier League on Saturday.

Julian Dicks made his name in English football with West Ham United, but he played for Liverpool for a small period of time in the mid-1990s.

On Saturday, the 46-year-old will watch his two former clubs take on against each other at the Boleyn Ground.

It will not be easy for West Ham to win even though they will be at home, but Dicks backs the London outfit to pick up all three points in the Saturday evening kickoff.

‘I do’, the West Ham United Ladies manager told when asked if West Ham can get a result against Liverpool.

‘It was a great result against Hull, and a point away from home against anybody in the Premier League is a good result, and I think they’ll have a lot of confidence after that game and especially with the new players coming in...

'At home you always have a chance, if it was at Anfield I’d go ‘hang on a minute, this is going to be tough,’ but at home, and with they’re best team, personally I think West Ham have a chance.

'It’s about putting Liverpool under pressure, because if you let Liverpool pass the ball they’re going to cause you problems’.

On paper, Liverpool are the favourites, but they have not been in the best of forms recently.

Brendan Rodgers’s side needed an injury-time penalty from Steven Gerrard to get the better of Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield in the Champions League on Tuesday, and last weekend they slumped to a 1-0 home defeat to Aston Villa.

West Ham are not exactly in great form either. Sam Allardyce’s side picked up a point away at the KC Stadium on Monday when they drew 2-2 with Hull City.

It came on the back of a 3-1 home loss to Southampton and defeat to Sheffield United in the second round of the League Cup.

However, playing at home will give West Ham added impetus that will aid in their quest to beat Liverpool.

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