Club boss responds to reports linking his side with Liverpool star

Slaven Bilic has appeared to suggest that he would be interested in signing Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

The England international is facing an uncertain future at the Anfield outfit after struggling to tie down a regular starting spot under Jurgen Klopp since the German’s appointment as Brendan Rodgers’ successor back in October 2015.

Sturridge is still waiting to open his Premier League account in the 2016-17 season, although the 27-year-old has scored four times in two League Cup appearances this term.

West Ham have made a disappointing start to the Premier League campaign after such an impressive first season under retired Croatia international Bilic in 2015-16.

Speaking ahead of the Hammers’ trip to Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, the ex defender discussed transfer speculation linking the east London outfit with an audacious move for Sturridge.

“He’s just a player that has been linked with us, basically, and we’ve been linked with almost every player,” Bilic is quoted as saying by The Sunday Times.

“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.”

Sturridge moved to Liverpool in a £12m deal from Chelsea in the 2013 January transfer window.

The England striker started his Premier League career at Manchester City.

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