West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been pretty open with the media while talking about the possibility of the Hammers making a move to sign Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge this summer.
The England international has lost his place in the Reds line up since Jurgen Klopp took over at Anfi eld and will surely depart the club this summer
‘If you talk about Sturridge as a player, especially if you go back two or three seasons, he was unbelievable. But then he wasn’t a subject for West Ham,’ Bilic said when asked about the player directly.
‘Now you can still see it when he plays. He plays very rarely but I watched Stoke against Liverpool the other day. He came on and, with a couple of passes, he broke their defence. ‘So of course he is showing that when he plays, but he plays very rarely. When he is on fi re he is a great player.
‘Is he the sort of striker we would look at? We are going to see. We have our list of strikers.’’ Th e link has divided West Ham fans. On the one hand, when available, Sturridge is clearly one of the most gift ed strikers in the country. Th e partnership he formed with Luis Suarez almost won the Reds the title in 2014 and his goals-per-game ratio remains up there with the very best in the Premier League.
However, his injury record is atrocious and over the last few seasons he has spent more minutes on the treatment table than the pitch. With West Ham already in possession of one injury prone striker in Andy Carroll would buying another forward with the same issues be a smart move?
For me personally I’d rather see the club invest the money in another player but would welcome Sturridge if we could get him on-loan. Surely that would be a gamble worth taking.