It has been reported that Jurgen Klopp has spoken to the Liverpool board and expressed his wishes for them to sign Javier Hernandez. The Liverpool manager would like to try to sign the player this January transfer market to help them push for a top four finish.
When Van Gaal took over as Manchester United manager, he sold the player to Bayer Leverkusen. The Dutch manager did not feel that the Mexican striker had what it takes to be a world-class centre-forward. Hernandez has since gone on to prove Van Gaal wrong by banging in the goals for his new German side.
Earlier in the season, Arsenal was reportedly interested in signing Hernandez. Many punters put money on the move happening as a betting strategy. It has not been the best sports betting system for them as the move looks unlikely to happen. Liverpool now has jumped to the top of the cue and will hope they can get their man. Leverkusen will not want to lose their star player that they have just signed so quickly and will put up a battle to keep him.
It is believed that the player is open to a return to the Premier League as he feels he has unfinished business there. If he does join Liverpool, he will add much-needed speed to the attacking line that Klopp is craving to carry out his tactics.
If you have put money on Hernandez to score this season, it would have been the best sports betting system that would have paid out a fortune. So far this season he has scored 20 goals in all competitions. With a record like that, it is no wonder why all the top teams are interested in securing his services.
Since selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona, they have not been able to replace him. Daniel Sturridge was supposed to take on the goal scoring burden but has been out injured more than he has played. With Danny Ings also out long-term with an injury to his knee, Klopp has struggled finding a striker to play his system that brought him so much success. Christian Benteke does not look like a player that set the Reds back over 30 million pounds. He has shown in flash moments of brilliance, but the high pressing game that Klopp demands is not part of his repertoire.
Hernandez has come on a long way in a very short space of time. He is finally first choice striker at a club, and the manager is reaping the rewards of putting trust in him. The main downside to his game is he is an out-and-out striker and can go missing in games for long periods at a time. If he can keep up his form though until the end of the season, his price tag will double, and more clubs will be interested. Many punters are putting money on him being the top goal scorer in Europe at the end of the season as a betting strategy. If he does move to the Reds, he will help improve the team and give them the added pace up front they are missing now.
This article was a contribution of Tony Samboras. Tony is a professional sports writer with an interest in sports outcome prediction. His contributorship includes analyitcal data for www.simplythebetsus.com