Daniel Sturridge is falling further and further down the pecking order at Liverpool, and he could be set to leave Anfield in the January transfer window.
Jurgen Klopp has continually chosen Roberto Firmino to lead the line, with Divock Origi providing quality reserve. This leaves Sturridge being starved of the sort of game-time a player of his quality would expect to get. The 27-year-old has made nine Premier League appearances so far this campaign, but has only been on the field of play for 384 minutes. During that time, he has failed to score a goal and has provided just one assist.
His stuttering form has not put off West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, Sky Sports report.
The Hammers are undoubtedly short upfront and Bilic believes that Sturridge would be the perfect striker to get his side firing again: “He’s one of the biggest talents, he’s a great player. The talent is there, the touch, the finishing, everything is great.”
Bilic went on to suggest that his side could be in the running for the England international’s signature: “You’re asking me about Sturridge and I have no problem about that. All the clubs are thinking about him because he is that kind of player.”
On paper, this looks like a move that would be mutually beneficial. West Ham are in dire need of offensive reinforcements, while Sturridge could do with a fresh start to reinvigorate his career.