Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez—and he wants him bad.
The Reds manager reportedly "demanded" colleagues to pull out all the stops to sign the Mexican this summer, pipping rivals Arsenal to the post.
RUMOURS: Arsenal to beat Liverpool in race for Chicharito pic.twitter.com/Dow0i7E4H0— Arsenal FC Live (@Arsenal__Live) February 10, 2016
According to ITA Sport Press, Klopp is sweating over Liverpool’s dearth of strikers.
With Danny Ings injured, Daniel Sturridge’s fitness in question and a subform Christian Benteke, the German gaffer has had to plug the hole at the front with Roberto Firmino.
Chicharito, on the other hand, has had a top-class run at Bayer Leverkusen, scoring 13 goals in 17 outings.
He’s also been crowned Bundesliga’s player of the month three times straight.
Klopp’s chances of acquiring the striker are not too slim: according to the Daily Star Sunday, Chicharito has said that he would consider "another crack at the Premier League," after a run at Manchester United.
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On Wednesday, Chicharito’s flying form was dealt a blow when he limped off the pitch just into the second half against Werder Bremen.
He will miss out on his side’s Bundesliga game against Darmstadt this weekend with "a minor torn muscle fibre in his left gluteal muscle.”
Before leaving the match, Chicharito scored from the penalty spot.