West Ham striker Michail Antonio has created noise from a bold prediction this season, with our Dave Walker giving his thoughts on the forwards comments.

Our Hammers have started the current campaign in positive form, as we currently occupy a top 6 position in the Premier League after 5 matches played, giving hope the club are on course for a memorable season.

As West Ham discovered last weekend, Manchester City are once again in blistering form, as they look to defend their crown once again – although who will be challenging them this season is still difficult to predict.

One club who seem to have rediscovered their form is Liverpool, who experienced a difficult season last time around under Jugen Klopp, with the Merseysiders hoping to mount a challenge for the league title again – although our number 9 Antonio has boldly predicted otherwise.

“I am backing myself over Liverpool,” stated our Irons striker on The Footballers Football Podcast. “I watched the game (Wolves vs Liverpool) because it was before our game and Wolves could have run away with it!

“They had quite a few opportunities. We’ve got them this weekend and it’s a six-pointer. We’ve got them!”

Antonio has received a somewhat mixed response to him bold statement, however our Podcast host Dave Walker likes it, and believes the prediction isn’t something that should be taken as far-fetched.

“It’s a bold statement from Mickey, but why not?” stated Walker. “Liverpool are going through a bit of a strange period as a club. They could be losing Salah soon, so with the start we have made and the squad depth that we have got now, I wouldn’t say it’s a ludicrous claim?”