Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will undoubtedly be keen to bolster his frontline when the summer transfer window opens, but should Manchester United's Javier Hernandez be one of his targets?
The 26-year-old, who has scored 38 goals in 70 games for Mexico, has spent the 2014/15 season out on loan at Real Madrid but has suffered from a lack of playing time due to Carlo Ancelotti’s persistence with a front three of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Nevertheless, the Mexican’s loan spell at the Santiago Bernabeu hasn’t been without any impact at all and he has managed to net three goals in just 217 minutes of playing time – one goal for every 72.33 minutes on the pitch.
Talking to Mexican outlet Record last week, the United loanee admitted that his club future is far from secure but confirmed that he is fully focused on performing internationally.
‘’In life anything can happen and right now you have to work, concentrate on what Miguel [Herrera] asks for,’’ said Chicharito. ‘’Right now it is Ecuador and Paraguay. [The future] is far away I do not know where I’ll be.’’
Why should Liverpool move for Hernandez?
During Chicharito’s time in the Premier League, he was often labelled as the player who was most underused in the division. Although, it rarely affected his ability to put the ball in the back of the net.
In his first three seasons with United, he netted 10 or more Premier League goals, which is an unbelievable achievement given his lack of playing time at Old Trafford. In fact, in his first season in England, he even managed to score 20 goals in all competitions.
Although his career may not have lived up to what some would have predicted, he has shown during the past three seasons that he can still find the back of the net if given the chance – something his new club would have to do in order to get the best of him.
Brendan Rodgers gave Daniel Sturridge a second chance and reaped the rewards, and while the same can’t be said for Mario Balotelli, the Mexican is a proven grafter that will put his body down on the line for the team.