Grujic is not the signing West Ham need in a relegation battle

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Shrewsbury Town and West Ham United at Montgomery Waters Meadow on January 7, 2018...

The Liverpool midfielder has been linked with a loan move to West Ham United.

Moussa Sissoko of Tottenham Hotspur puts pressure on Marko Grujic of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22,...

It is clear that West Ham United need to strengthen their midfield in this month's transfer window, and a surprise candidate has emerged to solve that problem.

Midfielder Marko Grujic, who has been unable to command regular playing time for Liverpool this season, could join West Ham on loan, as reported by ESPN.

Liverpool's Croatian midfielder Marko Grujic plays the ball during the final Audi Cup football match between Atletico Madrid and FC Liverpool in the stadium in Munich, southern Germany, on...

The report indicates that Huddersfield Town and Aston Villa are also interested in signing Grujic on a temporary basis, but it is questionable whether the Serbian is the player that West Ham require given their current predicament.

Just two points clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League, West Ham know that they need to start performing consistently in order to preserve their top flight status and can't afford many slip-ups.

Liverpools Croatian midfielder Marko Grujic (R) and Atletico Madrids Argentinian midfielder Augusto (L) vie for the ball during the final Audi Cup football match between Atletico Madrid...

Grujic undoubtedly possesses vast potential but has only made 14 appearances for Liverpool and his lack of Premier League experience is a major concern.

The 21-year-old, who signed for Liverpool for £5.1million in 2016 (BBC), has excellent technique and is a fine passer of the ball, yet he isn't especially strong and it seems that West Ham would be better off looking elsewhere as they aim to improve their midfield.

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