Daniel Sturridge may have scored in Liverpool’s 4 opening league games and Luis Suarez may be one match away from returning from his 10-game suspension, but Brendan Rodgers is clearly not content with the attacking options available at his disposal and reports suggest that the Liverpool manager is planning to make a cut-price £4 million move for Palermo striker Abel Hernandez.
The 23-year old is contracted with the Serie B side till 2016 but has expressed a desire to move to the Premier League. Arsenal were reportedly chasing the Uruguay international during the summer transfer window but the move fell through on deadline day.
However, Rodgers believes he can cut a deal with Palermo to sign Hernandez during the January transfer window to form a triple attacking threat with Sturridge and Suarez. Hernandez’s arrival at Anfield could also help the Reds keep hold of Suarez, who is a close friend of the striker.
Hernandez started his professional career in the Uruguayan league with Central Espanol before making the switch to Penarol. Hernandez was snapped up by Palermo in 2009 when the club played in the Serie A. The 23-year old represented Uruguay at the 2012 London Olympics and made his international debut in 2010.