Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to signing Chicharito as their current side seems to be lacking firepower this season with their main man in front of goal, Christian Benteke, unable score as often the fans would want him to — netting 7 in 30 appearances.
Javier Hernandez has been reported to be on Klopp’s radar given an amazing season the Mexican international has been having for Bayer Leverkusen, having scored 22 goals in 26 appearances.
Jurgen Klopp’s attack featuring Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge have been largely struggling to get goals and form due to injuries. Coutinho comes a close second with 6 goals in 24 appearances and Firmino with 5 goals in 30 appearances.
Shortly after he had returned from a year-long loan spell at Real Madrid where he only managed to score on 9 occasions in 33 appearances, Chicharito was sold to the German side in August 2015 by Louis Van Gaal on a three-year-deal for a transfer fee of £7.3 million.
Jurgen Klopp heads the list of poachers for the 27-year-old striker, as Bayern Munich and Arsenal also hope to land him next summer.
Chicharito’s goal-scoring exploits are not unknown to the Premier League, as he featured in Manchester United’s squad in 159 matches and scored 59 goals in all competitions.
Klopp is said to be interested in procuring the poacher’s services in the summer transfer window and has been pressing his board to prepare to sign him.
He has been doing exceptionally well at Bayer Leverkusen scoring the highest in a season in his career too. The highest he scored since his arrival at Old Trafford from Mexican club Guadalajara was 20 goals in 45 appearances in his first season (2010-11).
Leverkusen’s Bundesliga counterparts Bayern Munich are also reported to be interested in the striker’s signature as is Arsene Wenger, who is reportedly looking to sign Chicharito in the summer transfer window to bolster his attack, adding to Giroud, Sanchez and Walcott.
Chicharito can prove to be just the man Klopp’s side needs. With Firmino, Coutinho and Lallana having plenty between them to create chances, they just need a clinical finisher and the Mexican international seems to be a perfect fit.