Glenn Hoddle has encouraged Liverpool to try and sign Javier Hernandez from Manchester United.
The 26-year-old has spent the season on loan at Real Madrid where he has been given a peripheral role for large parts of the year but came into some great form when given the opportunity following recent injuries to Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
His future at Man United remains very uncertain and there is certainly a possibility he will leave in the summer, so Hoddle thinks Liverpool should consider signing Chicharito.
“Balotelli will be gone, and most likely so will Rickie Lambert, while Daniel Sturridge has been injured and has now just had surgery – and the club sold Suarez last summer,” Hoddle said.
“Clearly, Liverpool need to buy two strikers for next season and that’s not going to be easy, especially if they don’t make it into the top four and qualify for the Champions League. All the top clubs want strikers this summer.
“It would make sense for Liverpool to go for Hernandez.
“He came off the bench again against Juventus in Turin this week and is clearly not going to be starter for Real.
“He didn’t get a goal this time, but he played a little deeper. Yet he did put in a couple of dangerous crosses, and looked sharp and eager.”
Try as they might, Louis van Gaal will be all too aware of what selling a Man United player to Liverpool would mean and wouldn’t want to ostracise himself from fans by doing so.
Chicharito would no doubt be an improvement on Liverpool’s currently terrible striking options but there’s more chance of the Mexican striker wanting to join a team competing for silverware, which would rule Liverpool out regardless of Van Gaal’s choices.