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Hernandez has scored 19 goals in all competitions for Leverkusen this season.

Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez is the perfect solution to Liverpool's goalscoring woes

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Last summer, Liverpool spent £32 million to bring Christian Benteke to Anfield from Aston Villa - and it’s fair to say the move is yet to pay off.

The Belgian has scored just six Premier League goals and is yet to persuade Jurgen Klopp of his talents, suggesting a new striker is needed on Merseyside. 

Step forward, Javier Hernandez. If the Reds were somehow able to prise the Mexican from Bayer Leverkusen, they would acquire a natural goalscorer who suits their style of play.

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Since arriving at Anfield, Klopp is yet to show any trust in Benteke to lead the attacking line, often opting for midfielder Roberto Firmino as the spearhead of a 4-3-3 system.

The Belgian performs at his best when given balls to attack in the box, much like he was at former employers Villa, yet this isn't traditionally how Liverpool operate. As a result, his strength and aerial threat are rarely taken advantage of.

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Hernandez too would pose a danger from crosses into the box - but he's capable of offering so much more. The Mexican's instinctive finishing, alongside his pace and movement, makes him a nightmare for Premier League defenders.

During his time at Manchester United, the 27-year-old scored 37 goals in 103 games - a respectable record given that a high percentage of his appearances came from the bench.

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Since his move to Leverkusen last summer, Hernandez has proved just what he's capable of when given a consistent run in the starting line-up. This season, he has scored 19 goals in just 22 games and was named Bundesliga Player of the Month in November and December.

And given that Liverpool are also without Daniel Sturridge and Danny Ings due to injury, Hernandez would be the perfect addition to bring goals back to Anfield.

It's a move that would go down well with the Reds' attacking midfielders, whose creativity would come to fruition through Hernandez's inclination to run in behind defences.

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Southampton's Shane Long has also been linked with a move to Merseyside recently, but given the difference in quality between the two, there's only one player fans want to see arrive this month to reinvigorate their season.

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