West Ham United manager David Moyes insists his side are not out of the Premier League relegation dogfight yet despite their emphatic win over Bournemouth.
The Hammers raced to a 4-0 success over the Cherries thanks to goals from Michail Antonio, Lucas Paqueta, Declan Rice and Pablo Fornals.
Their resounding success puts them in 13th place in the Premier League, six points above the drop zone with a game in hand on the teams around them.
Moyes’ side are now safer from relegation than they have been for most of the season as they approach the 40-point mark, but they will be wise to keep their wits about them to avoid another slump.
The Hammers are on 34 points, so two more wins will guarantee their top-flight status, and Moyes has admitted his side will need to get more points to reach their goal.
“I don’t think it would be fair to say what we think [we need] to stay up, but we do feel that we’ve got to get more points than we’ve got at the moment, that is for sure,” Moyes said (via the Evening Standard).
“[But if] we have to get more, then it means the teams below us have to get more as well. I think they are all aware of that. I think other results do matter at this time of the season – it doesn’t matter what anybody says.
“More importantly, you have to look after your own, and if you win your own, you take care of your own business. [But] yes, we’ll be looking at all the other games like so many other teams will be as well.”
West Ham will welcome Liverpool to the London Stadium on Wednesday, buoyed by the confidence of having lost just one of their last five games.
The Hammers put in an impressive performance against Premier League leaders Arsenal in their previous outing, fighting back to record a thrilling 2-2 draw.
They followed it up with a comfortable win against Bournemouth, so there is no shortage of confidence in the West Ham dressing room.
They will fancy their chances of coming away from the Liverpool clash with a positive result.
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