Anfield side plot move to sign their third Uruguayan.
Kenny Dalglish’s pursuit of effective attacking additions to help beef up his Anfield strike force will reportedly lead him to making a significant bid for Palermo striker Abel Hernandez. The young Uruguayan international is considered one of the hottest prospects in Serie A having impressed during his three years in Italy and Liverpool are keen on bringing the 21 year old to Merseyside.
Liverpool boss Dalglish will hope that the lure of joining up with national team colleagues Luis Suarez and Sebastian Coates could help in his attempts to lure the former Penarol man to move to the Premier League. The Scot is looking to bring in further attacking options whilst also adhering to the club’s youthful transfer policy.
Hernandez is a powerfully built target man who has done well in Italy and whilst his Palermo side have manfully retained their status as a side on the fringes of Champions League qualification a move to Liverpool could prove tempting. The young striker is now a regular in the Uruguayan national team set-up and was part of Oscar Tabarez’s Copa America winning side.
Beyond Dalglish’s main two attacking options, the aforementioned Suarez and England man Andy Carroll, Liverpool do not have a great deal of alternative options. Veterans Craig Bellamy and Dirk Kuyt are more often used as wide options and both are clearly in the latter stages of their careers so the need for alternative options is a very real one, made evident during Suarez’s eight match ban.
Tottenham and Roma have both been recently linked with interest in Hernandez and Rosanero boss Bortolo Mutti may struggle to keep hold of the youngster if Liverpool put in a bid of note for the young Palermo striker.