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06th-Nov-2017

Bilic on brink after Liverpool debacle

By AFP, London


West Ham manager Slaven Bilic admits his side's "naive" 4-1 thrashing by Liverpool could be fatal to his hopes of avoiding the sack.
Bilic's side are just one point above the Premier League relegation zone after slumping to a dismal defeat at the London Stadium on Saturday.
With West Ham winless in their last four league games, Bilic heads into the international break fearing he might be on the way out.
Hammers owners David Gold and David Sullivan were reportedly ready to axe Bilic before their side's surprise League Cup win over Tottenham last month bought the Croatian some breathing space.
Now Bilic is back on the brink and, while he insists he remains the right man to turn results around, he concedes Gold and Sullivan could be ready to wield the axe.
Asked if he thinks he will be given more time, Bilic said: "I don't know.
It's hard for me to talk about that now
"Of course I believe in myself. I definitely don't feel a broken man. I'm very strong.
"I believe in my dedication and my previous work. I know my value.
"On the other hand the situation for West Ham is not good. The club is above every individual and that includes me.
"Are we playing well? No, we are not. It's me that has to take responsibility."