West Ham boss Slaven Bilic says Daniel Sturridge is on his radar

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge rues a missed chance during the EFL Cup Semi Final, Second Leg match v Southampton at Anfield, Liverpool
Image: Daniel Sturridge has not been a regular for Liverpool this season

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is the sort of the player he may be interested in trying to sign.

The England international forward has been linked with a move away from Anfield this summer, having only featured intermittently under manager Jurgen Klopp.

Sturridge, 27, has started just one Premier League game since October and could appeal to West Ham, whose lack of firepower was evident during last weekend's 0-0 draw with Everton.

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Bilic said: "Offensively we did everything in terms of determination, commitment, running.

"But we lacked a bit of spark, a bit of quality to make a good decision to do something. We are going to talk about the new season after this season. We've got positions we would like to fill.

"Last year we did something but we didn't fill all the positions.We wanted to, but it's not easy and it doesn't depend on you. You have to find the right player.

"The player you want has to be available and he has to choose you.

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"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.

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"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 fire, 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."

West Ham are at Stoke on Saturday and Bilic may be short of options up front, with Andy Carroll out due to a groin problem and Diafra Sakho also carrying a knock.

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