Liverpool linked with shock move for £33m goal-machine: Klopp wants former Man United star to lead Anfield attack
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is set to make a surprise move for Bundesliga ace Javier Hernandez according to the Daily Mirror.
The Mexican international has proven a big success since leaving Old Trafford for Germany and is clearly a player Klopp knows well from his time in the German top tier.
The 28-year-old struggled to retain a foot-hold in the Man United starting eleven and after a steady, if not spectacular, loan spell at Real Madrid the speedy striker has found his feet at Bayer Leverkusen.
Last term Chicharito bagged 26 goals in all competitions and already has scored seven times in 2016/17 and could be tempted by a move back to the Premier League, where he could no doubt secure a big pay-rise.
Hernandez is said to have a £33.5m release clause and Klopp may be ready to fork out the sum to strengthen his attack.
Currently Klopp prefers a front three of Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane but the former Borussia Dortmund man may be looking to bring in a more natural fit to fill a central role in his Liverpool attack.
It’s clear Klopp doesn’t value Daniel Sturridge all that highly and Belgian Divock Origi has been little more than a bit-part player.