After an emphatic month of football for West Ham United, David Moyes has now set his eyes on a top-four spot at the end of the season – and rightly so.  

The thought of West Ham placing third in the Premier League and three points off the top after beating Liverpool, who were on a 25-match unbeaten run, would shock most Hammer fans. However, it happened last weekend.

West Ham’s dream start to the season continued with a 3-2 victory over Jurgen Klopp’s side. The Hammers have now won nine of their last 11, qualified for the EFL Cup quarter-finals and confirmed their place in the Europa League knockout stages.

Manager David Moyes said after Sunday’s win that the club’s main aim is to finish in a Champions League spot this season. While there are many, many games left still to play, it is a realistic target for this squad.

Building on last season’s momentum, which saw the club finish 6th in the league table, the team are currently riding a very tall wave and have played phenomenally over the past few weeks.

While it’s important that West Ham don’t get ahead of themselves, it is hard to ignore the fact that they could be playing some of the best football in the club’s 126-year history.

One key difference this season is the Hammers’ ability to compete against the top six sides, having already beaten the likes of Man United, Man City and Liverpool in all competitions so far.

Moyes has shown fans and players alike what we can dream of for the future, and looking at some of the team’s performances in the Europa League – the Champions League should not be far off.

If Moyes can rally the squad to continue these performances and this kind of form, then a Champions League spot has to be the number one target this season.