By Danny Wright

12th May, 2017 | 10:38am

Slaven Bilic confirms West Ham injury blow ahead of clash v Liverpool

By Danny Wright

Slaven Bilic has confirmed that Andy Carroll will not be fit in time to play in West Ham’s clash with his former club Liverpool on Sunday.

The 28-year-old has missed the last three fixtures with a groin injury but there has been no return date announced by the Hammers.

The injury-hit striker has already missed a large part of the season but this latest news from Bilic will prove to be a huge blow to West Ham’s chances of getting a result against a Liverpool side that are fighting to qualify for the Champions League.

“Andy Carroll won’t be able to play against Liverpool, he’s still feeling his groin. It’s nothing major but he will miss the game,” said the Croat in a pre-match press conference on Friday, as quoted by West Ham’s official Twitter account.

Carroll has only managed 22 appearances in all competitions this season and has seven goals to his name.

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The former Newcastle target man has missed a total of 19 fixtures in all competitions due to injuries to both his knee and groin throughout the course of the campaign.

Now he is ruled out of the Liverpool match, Carroll will have missed over a months’ worth of action thanks to his latest blow, which appears to be a topic of interested at all of Bilic’s press conferences as of late.

In other West Ham news, a Sky Sports pundit has made a big claim ahead of the Liverpool game.

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