West Ham resume Premier League action on Saturday with a visit to Liverpool, and without a doubt, how to emerge unscathed playing against one of the best attacks in the world surely gives manager David Moyes lots of concern.
The Reds thrashed the Hammers 4-1 at the London Stadium during their first meeting of the campaign, leading to the sack of Slaven Bilic.
Leaving Merseyside with a point will be regarded as a great result for Moyes and his men, and it’s why the Scot must name his best starting XI to have a chance.
On current form, Mexican striker Javier Hernandez is West Ham’s best player, and there is no reason why he shouldn’t be the first name on the team sheet on Saturday.
The 29-year-old is in excellent form at the moment, taking advantage of the injury crisis that struck his side to score 3 goals in his last 5 appearances for the east Londoners.
With Marko Arnautovic back on his feet, Moyes could be tempted to deploy the Austrian as a striker once again, but it could prove to be a costly gamble against Liverpool.
Hernandez remains West Ham’s biggest threat in front of goal, and his goal poaching abilities could prove to be the difference at Anfield.
The Mexico international has the right experience needed for such a high-profile match, and his current form suggests he has what it takes to breach the hosts’ defence.
The Hammers will see less of the ball and create fewer chances than Liverpool, given the difference in quality between both teams, but like they have shown against Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, making the most of their limited goal-scoring opportunities can deliver the desired results.
In Hernandez, West Ham possess the right man for the right occasion, and Moyes will be smart to stick with him for the tough job.