Former England striker wants Anfield club to replace one star with another.
Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey has urged the club to do everything they can to sign Colombian World Cup hero James Rodriguez as a replacement for Barcelona bound Luis Suarez, the Daily Star reports.
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The Reds agreed a deal to allow Suarez to join Barcelona in a £75m deal on Friday and will now look to re-invest the cash the striker brought in back into the squad.
Manager Brendan Rodgers had hoped to sign Alexis Sanchez as part of that deal, but the Chile international rejected a switch to Anfield in favour of a £35m move to Arsenal.
And having missed out on Sanchez, Heskey has urged the club to splash out on Monaco star Rodriguez in a bid to replace the Uruguayan properly.
“Both Alexis Sanchez and James Rodriguez have lit up the World Cup,” Heskey said.
“The latter is only 23, so you would get a lot of mileage out of him. James would be my number one [target] if Liverpool could get him.”
Rodriguez was the star of Colombia’s World Cup campaign and is currently still the tournament’s top goal scorer with six goals to his name.
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