Why Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers should set his sights on this Old Trafford ace.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has seen his side take a huge step backwards in 2014/15 with the loss of Luis Suarez proving a real hammer blow to their push to build on last term’s Premier League runner’s-up finish and the signings made to fill the void left by the Uruguayan’s exit have steadfastly failed to the deliver the goods.
Whilst it’s true that the club’s defence have been fairly haphazard this was the case last term but those failings were rendered meaningless due to Liverpool managing to rack up 100+ goals in English top flight action alone.
This meant that whilst the Simon Mignolet was flailing about and Rodgers’ back-line were failing to keep opposition attack’s silent there was little to concern Liverpool, with Suarez and Daniel Sturridge able to fire home more goals than their defence was shipping in at the other end.
What Liverpool need is a proven Premier League goal-scorer and it just so happens Man United are seemingly keen to sell one of those.
Javier Hernandez is an able goal-scorer, bordering on the prolific, who arguably hasn’t been given the chance to shine at Old Trafford and whilst any move for a Man United player will prove contentious a move for the Mexican is still one that Rodgers should consider.
Chicharito racked up a very healthy total of 59 goals in 154 appearances for Man United during his four years at the club, a stat that is all the more impressive when you consider 69 of those appearances came from the bench.
Three of those goals came against Liverpool.
Hernandez is, for some reason, deemed to have failed during his loan spell at Real Madrid but again statistics don’t back up those assertions.
Yes the 26 year old has scored just three goals but then he’s only started four games in all competitions and has also found time to provide two assists and one wonders quite how much one would expect Hernandez to have achieved given the opportunities given to him by Carlo Ancelotti.
Whilst he may not be ‘good enough’ to force Karim Benzema out of his starting spot leading Real Madrid’s attack one would have to agree that Hernandez would walk into Liverpool’s current starting eleven, especially with Daniel Sturridge absent through injury.
Hernandez is a player who will be looking to prove himself when Man United do, inevitably, permanent offload the Guadalajara born marksman, and a move to a Premier League side would suit him well.