Slaven Bilic has Jurgen Klopp's number says Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard takes a question during a pregame press conference

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has some interesting views ahead of West Ham United's trip to Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round today.

The man considered Liverpool's best ever player will have to make do with watching his beloved Reds from his new home LA 10 years on from the final where he helped seal his legend status against the East Londoners.

Gerrard's last gasp goal rescued Liverpool in that epic final back in 2006 and broke Hammers hearts.

So painful are the memories, many West Ham fans have admitted they have never watched the game again since.

But a decade is a long time in football and now West Ham, on the brink of their move to the 54,000 seater Olympic Stadium, are challenging the Premier League elite.

Slaven Bilic's side are sixth in the table, one place above Jurgen Klopp's side with one eye on the Champions League places.

But that will all be put to one side when they go head-to-head for the third time this season with the Hammers having already done the double over them.

'West Ham could become a bogey team for Liverpool'

And Gerrard told the Daily Mail he fears Bilic and his 'devastating' new-look West Ham already have the hoodoo over Klopp.

"It’s not going to be easy against West Ham, that’s for sure," Gerrard told the Mail.

"I actually think Slaven Bilic and West Ham could become a bogey team for Liverpool.

"They can be devastating on the counter-attack and Liverpool could be vulnerable because of how they like to press.

"I like Bilic and remember how tough his Croatia sides were to play against for England.

"He’s given them Croatian flair and they’ve been great to watch.

"I’d go as far as to say this is the best West Ham team I’ve seen."

FA Cup omens are good thanks to Liverpool

Many West Ham fans would be inclined to agree with Gerrard's sentiments and will be desperately hoping they can do the treble over the Reds and exact some measure of revenge for that crushing penalty shootout defeat a decade ago.

The likes of hero Dimitri Payet have made West Ham a huge threat home and away and they have taken some big scalps in this most open of seasons.

Ironically the last time West Ham did the league double over Liverpool back in 1964, they went on to win their first ever FA Cup.

What Hammers fans would to for a repeat this season.

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