Billy McKinlay has stated that West Ham are going into the quarter-final tonight in the firm belief that we can overcome Liverpool and advance to the next stage.

Our Hammers take on Jurgen Klopps side at Anfield in the hope of reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup, with David Moyes’ team in fine form ahead of the encounter.

First Team Coach McKinlay, who was speaking to the media ahead of the match, has said there is a real confidence within the camp that this side can advance and continue to be successful following our Europa Conference League triumph last season.

“There is confidence because I think we’ve had a decent run over the last eight or nine games,” McKinlay told the clubs Official Website.

“In the last two games in particular we’ve put in good performances. We followed up Freiburg with obviously a good performance in the win against Wolves, which was always a tough game, so we’re in a good place in a busy period.

“You’ve just got to keep going as the football is relentless. The level of success brings that, the amount of games, the level of games, the quality of the opposition, so we’re enjoying that.

“Going to Anfield is going to be difficult, as it always is, but it’s the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and a big game for everybody associated with the Club, so hopefully we can go and put in a good performance and the right result.”

Another key reason for the significant air of confidence around east London at the moment is the form of Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta and Mohammed Kudus – with many hoping another ruthless display from the front-three will be on show at Anfield tonight.

“They are obviously terrific players in their own right and we’re delighted they’re here and they’re supported by another group of players who are also doing the job well and support each other as it goes,” added McKinlay.

“We’re delighted we’ve got them and the supporters are happy they’re playing well, so long may it continue.”