Remi Garde may be hoping that the Bosnian forward can inspire Villa away from danger.
Unsurprisingly, the Premier League's bottom side are also the joint-lowest goalscorers in the division - along with Stoke City - so will know how important the January transfer window will be to their chances of survival.
Hodzic - now with Dinamo Zagreb - will have an understanding of the English game, having spent three years with the Merseyside outfit. However, he failed to make an appearance for the Reds before his departure in 2014 and spent much of his time at the club out on loan.
But, with Zagreb, the 21-year-old is starting to make a name for himself, suggest Calciomercato. He is the club's joint -op goalscorer in the league and has featured for the side in the Champions League - scoring in the defeat to Olympiakos last month.
It would certainly be a brave call on Villa's part, should they make a move for the striker in the upcoming window. He will not be a household name so may well be available at a decent price but it would be very difficult to know if he has what it takes to handle the pressure of the Villans' desperate situation.
If he is not able to start firing straight away, the door down to the Championship will open just that little bit further.