Liverpool – Reds eyeing West Ham’s Sakho!

Gareth Thomas Football 3 Comments

When Diafra Sakho joined West Ham United for around £4.4m in the summer he was a big risk. Untested in the Premier League and sought as a Andy Carroll replacement, Sakho has torn it up since arriving with 8 goals in 10 appearances. Now The Metro believe Liverpool could be set to bid for him.

Earlier today we linked Liverpool and Arsenal with West Ham’s defensive star Winston Reid as his contract comes to an end with West Ham. It seems that Liverpool aren’t done there though and want to try and convince the Londoners to sell Diafra Sakho as their striker crisis continues.

Sakho began his professional career at Metz in France and via a loan spell with Boulogne, scored 44 league goes in 114 games for Metz. The Senegal international impressed in Ligue 2 last season, winning the Player of the Year award for the French second tier. However it was seen as a risk when West Ham purchased the 24-year-old as he previously hadn’t done it in the top flight before.

Liverpool meanwhile paid £16m for Mario Balotelli who came with a reputation of a maverick and has since failed to do the job for the Reds. Whilst Rickie Lambert also struggles to establish himself in a Liverpool kit and Daniel Sturridge fights against injury after injury, it seems Brendan Rodgers wants a January striker to save his season and possibly his job.

Do you really think Liverpool could convince West Ham United to sell Diafra Sakho? I for one am not convinced!