Michail Antonio makes astonishing prediction before his West Ham take on Liverpool as fans ask ‘what could go wrong?’

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MICHAIL ANTONIO has backed himself and his teammates as he makes an astonishing prediction before West Ham’s clash with Liverpool.

The Hammers star has claimed that the East London outfit will finish ABOVE Liverpool this season.

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APThe Hammers have had a fantastic start to the season, losing just one game so far[/caption]

West Ham visit Anfield on Sunday as they look to continue their stunning start to the season.

David Moyes’ side have lost just once in the league this season with defeat coming at the hands of the treble winners Man City.

And Antonio is riding high on his team’s electric start to the campaign and backed West Ham for an exceptional finish come May.

Speaking on The Footballer’s Football Podcast alongside Newcastle’s Callum Wilson, he said: “I am backing myself over Liverpool.

“You know what, I think we are going to finish higher than Liverpool this season. I’m putting it out there.

“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!”

His sentiment wasn’t quite echoed by Wilson though who brought his follow pro and good mate back down to earth.

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GettyCallum Wilson brought Antonio back down to earth[/caption]

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He said: “Michail, wake up. I think he’s having one of those dreams again.”

Whilst fans have reacted to Antonio’s bold claims by hinting that it could come back to bite the Jamaican international.

One joked: “What could go wrong with a statement like that!”

Whilst another added: “All of this talk just before playing Liverpool this weekend is an accident waiting to happen.”

And it’s not the first time that Antonio has made claims about Liverpool on his podcast.

During the summer window he spoke out about Mohamed Salah’s transfer saga with Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad.

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The 33-year-old believed that Salah was keen for an exit and that it was Liverpool that blocked the move and not the Egyptian winger.

AlamyAntonio said he thought Mohamed Salah wanted to leave Liverpool for Saudi Arabia this summer[/caption]

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