Bilic shoulders Irons responsibilities

05 November 2017 02:50:25 EST

West Ham head coach Slaven Bilic accepts that he is under severe pressure following a crushing 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at the London Stadium.

The Hammers lie just one place and one point outside the Premier League drop zone following their thrashing by the Reds at teatime on Saturday, having won just one of their last six league games.

The pressure mounts game by game and at this moment it is big.

Slaven Bilic

And Bilic, who has been in charge of the Irons since June 2015, leading West Ham to seventh place in his first season in charge.

However, last term they ended in 11th place and that downturn in results has continued so far this season, leaving Bilic well aware that his position is under scrutiny.

The Croat told BBC Sport: "The pressure mounts game by game and at this moment it is big. We will see what the club will do, the club is above everyone.

"I don't feel a broken man. On the other hand, the situation for West Ham is not good and the club is above every individual.

"I will face the situation and the consequences, I never hide. I am the one taking the bullets all the time, when I do and don't have to.

"What is out of the question is how strong a character I am, but are we playing well? No we are not."

Should Bilic remain in place through the upcoming international break, his next task will be to lead his side at Watford on Sunday 19th November.

Last season the two sides shared a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road and the same result a week on Sunday is priced at 11/2.

The Hammers are available at 13/5 to win the game against the Hornets and are 9/1 to do so by a 1-0 scoreline.

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