Hammers in the hunt to sign Liverpool wonderkid
Published 22:00 24/01/12 By Darren Lewis
Sam Allardyce has joined Owen Coyle and Brendan Rodgers in the race to sign Liverpool wonderkid Raheem Sterling on loan.
The West Ham, Bolton and Swansea bosses are all keen to work with the youngster champing at the bit to play more regularly at Anfield.
Sterling, 17, was snapped up by Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers for a deal totalling £5million.
But although he has been scoring goals for the reserves, the youngster has been kept in cotton wool as boss Kenny Dalglish relies on his more experienced players.
Sterling hit the headlines last year when he smashed five goals in a FA Youth Cup match against Southend.
But although he has travelled with the senior squad to several games he has yet to be called up to the first team.
Coyle is a big fan and see believes Sterling could make the kind of improvement seen by Daniel Sturridge during his loan spell at Bolton.
Rodgers, who has shown his skill at improving young players at Swansea, is also a huge admirer of Sterling while Allardyce has run the rule over the striker as he hunts for a frontman to shoot West Ham into the Premier League next season.
Although the Hammers are top of the Championship Big Sam is known to be unhappy with a amount of goals his strikers have scored.