Is West Ham boss David Moyes about to make a huge mistake by moving for Liverpool's Danny Ings?

Adam Lallana of Liverpool and Danny Ings of Liverpool look on during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and NK Maribor at Anfield on November 1, 2017 in Liverpool,...

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Danny Ings of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 8, 2016 in Birkenhead, England.

A report from the Sun last night suggested that the Hammers have entered the race to sign Reds forward Danny Ings on loan in January, but David Moyes should seriously consider the player's past injury record before making a move.

West Ham have really struggled over the past 18 months, and one of the major contributing factors behind their abysmal form has been some of their key men being ruled out for long periods with injury, especially in forward areas.

Both Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho have made just 21 Premier League starts combined since August 2016 - an obviously rather paltry amount for so-called elite athletes, and the concerning thing for Hammers fans, following yesterday's report from the Sun, is that during that same period, Ings has made zero starts.

Diafra Sakho (C) of West Ham United celebrates scoring his team's second goal with his team mates Andy Carroll (L) and Aaron Cresswell (R) during the Barclays Premier League match between...

The east London outfit are really struggling at the moment, and are sitting precariously in 18th position in the Premier League table.

Who Moyes brings to the London Stadium in January will be of vital importance to his side's hopes of safety, and it would be in the Scot's best interest to target players with more of a robust profile than the Liverpool ace.

Danny Ings of Liverpool is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match between Liverpool FC and 1899 Hoffenheim at Anfield on August 23, 2017 in...

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There is a long and arduous campaign ahead for Moyes side, and the acquisition of Ings would be a huge mistake, with the 25-year-old totally unproven at Premier League level.

The former Everton and Manchester United boss needs to get the Hammers fans onside quickly, and signing Ings would surely not be the right way to go about doing that. 

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