first_img1 Slaven Bilic has insisted he ‘will not’ give up on Andy Carroll despite the forward’s constant battles with injury.The former England international has endured another stop-start campaign, spending the majority of it on the sidelines, nursing several injury problems.His latest groin issue has forced him out of Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, but Bilic has declared his intention to stick by the 28-year-old.“Andy isn’t going to play [against Liverpool],” Bilic revealed.“In the last three to four weeks it was 50/50, but it’s not good. It’s nothing major but it’s very frustrating to not have Andy.“It’s not a subject for now, but Andy is the kind of player who has such an impact on the club.“I will never give up on Andy, this has nothing to do with lifestyle or not being committed enough to your career.”West Ham’s injuries are piling up with skipper Mark Noble and fellow midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate requiring surgery which will rule them out of the last two matches.The duo had been playing through the pain barrier, but with the Hammers now safe from relegation following last Friday’s win over Tottenham, both players are going under the knife.“Mark has had a hernia in the last couple of months, he didn’t want to talk about it as he is a great captain and wanted to help the team,” added Bilic.“He played through the pain and with that pain and it became a bit worse.“It’s not because we are safe now and he doesn’t want to play, I wanted him to play one more game. But the surgeon said he should get it done.“He played against Spurs last week – one of our key players, a skipper playing – and that meant a lot to the team.“Kouyate has a wrist problem, he played through a lot of pain with injections. He was supposed to do that operation earlier.“We made a plan for him to play as much as possible, but it became worse.”Bilic will be without eight first-team players in total against Liverpool with Michail Antonio – who signed a new four-year contract on Thursday – Diafra Sakho, Pedro Obiang, Arthur Masuaku and Angelo Ogbonna all out injured. Andy Carroll last_img