Slaven Bilic admitted West Ham weren’t good enough in their 4-0 thrashing by Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday.
Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, either side of a Philippe Coutinho brace, saw the Reds on their way to victory at the London Stadium.
“We spoke before the game about wanting to put in the same performance as against Spurs, but it wasn’t to be,” Bilic told Sky Sports.
“We were slower and [Liverpool] were quicker.
“We could have scored the first goal and maybe it would have [changed] the game and we should have equalised with [Andre Ayew’s] chance. But it wasn’t good enough, especially in the second half.
There was a little bit of complacency that we wanted to avoid.
“There was no place for that in such a big game, but it was probably there subconsciously.”
By Sky Sports