Attention now returns to Premier League commitments, with the Hammers making the trip to Anfield this weekend.
It is another huge occasion in the title race and David Moyes’ side could be a tricky opponent, as they still battle for a top-four finish.
How do you assess West Ham’s season so far?
It’s been another superb season for West Ham so far.
At the beginning we saw a top-eight finish as a good enough target, alongside a decent cup run, so to be fifth with 11 league games to go and in the last-16 of the Europa League is pretty incredible.
It’s even more impressive when you consider how thin our squad is.
Do you still feel a top-four finish is possible?
No, I don’t think we’ll do it.
The level of our performances since the turn of the year haven’t been as good as they were in the first half of the season, and most of the teams around us have two or more games in hand.
Our biggest issue has been dropping points at home to so-called lesser teams.
So it’s frustrating that those dropped points against sides we should really be beating could ultimately cost us a top-four place.
Who have been West Ham’s three best players this season?
Declan Rice, Jarrod Bowen and Kurt Zouma.
All three have been superb and certainly take us up a level in terms of quality.
Everyone knows how good Rice is, but Bowen has reached a new level that has seen him earn deserved plaudits, while Zouma’s experience and quality has improved our defensive stability.
Which individuals have struggled?
Said Benrahma started the season well but has tailed off in recent months, while Tomas Soucek has really struggled to continue the form he showed last season.
Soucek is arguably the biggest disappointment because when he doesn’t play well, which has been regularly this season, we lose a lot of the threat we had in 2020/21.
Looking ahead to the Saturday, how highly do you rate this Liverpool side?
This Liverpool team is certainly up there with the best I’ve seen.
I don’t recall a Liverpool team with so many world-class players in several positions, while the depth of quality Jurgen Klopp has at his disposal is seriously impressive.
Apart from Salah, which Reds player would you most like to see at West Ham?
I was desperate for us to take Divock Origi off your hands in January because we’re desperate for a player like him to help Michail Antonio up front.
He’s a superb bench player and would seriously improve our attacking threat.
Other than that, I have developed a serious crush on Diogo Jota.
I just think he’s a brilliant little forward who some might say is underrated when you consider he’s playing in the shadows of Salah and Mane at times.
But he’s brilliant!
Where do you see the key battles taking place at Anfield?
It’s going to be tight. The last four games between us have been decided by a single goal.
We will no doubt try to exploit Liverpool’s high defensive line with balls over the top, counting on Bowen and Antonio to use their pace.
If we can keep both quiet, which I know is almost impossible, then we’ll have a chance. If not, our central defenders are going to be very, very busy!
What’s your favourite, and worst, memory of matches against the Reds?
My favourite is probably the win earlier this season at London Stadium because it was completely unexpected.
My worst is the 2006 FA Cup final because, well, how could it not be?
It took me six months to watch that Steven Gerrard goal back and it still hurts my heart whenever I see it now. I don’t think I will ever feel such heartbreak and pain like that in my lifetime again.
But, it’s worth saying, Gerrard’s performance that day was worthy of lifting the trophy and you just can’t complain when a player like him does world-class things like that in a cup final.
Finally, what’s your prediction?
I’ll go for Liverpool 1-1 West Ham.