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West Ham interested in Sturridge, reveals Bilic

Sturridge has started just four Premier League matches for Liverpool this season. Credit: PA

Slaven Bilic admits that West Ham would be interested in signing Daniel Sturridge in January as speculation surrounding the out-of-favour Liverpool striker's future intensifies.

Sturridge has failed to establish himself under Jurgen Klopp this season, starting just four Premier League matches, and is behind both Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi in the pecking order at Anfield.

He's one of the biggest talents, he's a great player. The talent is there, the touch, the finishing, everything is great.

The only thing that has stopped him being a regular for club and country are the injuries.

He's just a player that has been linked with us, basically, and we've been linked with almost every player.

We're always there in contention. Most of the time it's absolutely not true, 95% of the time.

But 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.

I don't know his work rate, I don't know his dedication to his job or whatever but unfortunately for England and for Liverpool and especially for him he's injured. That's his problem.

– Bilic press conference

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Bilic insists West Ham will not panic buy in January

Which direction will West Ham's season take? Credit: PA

Slaven Bilic insists West Ham will not panic buy in January despite their difficult start to the season.

The Hammers are languishing in 17th place in the Premier League after winning just three of their opening 11 matches.

The picture could look even more bleak after their next four fixtures, which start at unbeaten Tottenham on Saturday before clashes with Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.

West Ham boss Bilic knows they need to climb away from trouble quickly, but he is confident he already has the answers to their problems at his disposal.

"I definitely think, and I know, we have solutions in the squad," he said.

"We have some players who were absent for a long time. Now they are coming back and they are going be our new signings so we are not thinking about the transfer window solving all our problems.

"Of course every club will look at one or two players, but not on that scale. The transfer window is far away, we are talking about football, I am completely concentrated on the players we have, and the players who will come back."

One of those returning players is forgotten striker Diafra Sakho, who will be in the squad at White Hart Lane for the first time this season.

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