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Liverpool track Javier Hernandez

Jurgen Klopp wants to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen star and former-Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez, according to reports.

The Mexican has been in red-hot form for the Bundesliga since since arriving from United over the summer, and his performances have caught the eye of Klopp.

The 27-year-old has netted 19 goals so far this season, and with Liverpool struggling with their strikes, Klopp may look to launch a formal bid at the end of the season.

Liverpool’s Striker Problems

With Daniel Sturridge, Danny Ings and Divock Origi all injured, Klopp has been left with just Christian Benteke as a recognised striker, but instead of playing the Belgian, he’s opted to use Roberto Firmino as a false number nine.

With Benteke out of favour, it’s already been rumoured that Klopp could look to sell him, just one year after he arrived at Anfield, and should that happen, he may look to replace him with Hernandez.

Chicarito as he’s known, was told by Louis van Gaal that he can leave Old Trafford as he has no place for him in the first-team, but with Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial struggling for goals, a lot of United fans have vented their frustrations at the sale.

Speaking about his future, Hernandez subtly hinted that he could be prepared to move back to England in order to play in the Premier League again, but it’s not just Liverpool that are keen.

Arsenal Also Interested

According to reports, Arsenal also want to lure the Mexican back to England, with Arsene Wenger keen to add another striker to his squad.

It’s not yet reported how much Leverkusen would want for the striker.

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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