Reds hoping that Jackson Martinez can save their season.
Liverpool are considering making a £30 million January bid for FC Porto striker and reported Arsenal target Jackson Martinez, report the Daily Star, after a 3-1 defeat to lowly Crystal Palace this afternoon threatened to plunge last season’s Premier League runners up into an even deeper crisis.
Martinez has been one of the most prolific players in the Portuguese Primeira Liga over recent seasons and also has a fine goalscoring record for his national side Colombia, but time is running out for the 27 year-old to try his hand at continuing his goalscoring records in one of the major European leagues.
Therefore, he could represent the best realistic striker available to Liverpool in January, with the Reds in desperate need of help in the goalscoring stakes as summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, as well as Fabio Borini, continue to struggle to find the net.
With Arsenal also reeling from another defeat the weekend, this time to Manchester United, it remains to be seen whether Arsene Wenger and the Emirates Stadium chiefs will be looking to match any Liverpool move for the prolific Colombian.