Klopp has Urged the Board to Sign Former Man Utd Striker Who Scored 22 Goals in 26 Matches This Season

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has urged the club board to sign Bayer Leverkusen forward Javier Hernandez in the summer.

The former Man Utd forward has taken Bundesliga by storm since his move to Leverkusen last summer.

He has scored 22 goals in 26 appearances for the German club and has won Bundesliga player of the month award for last three months.

ITA Sport Press claims that Klopp has taken a liking for the Mexican international and is forcing the Liverpool board to secure the signing of the 27-year old.

Meanwhile, Italian newspaper Tutto Mercato has also claimed that Liverpool are interested in the player, and they face competition from Premier League rivals Arsenal for the services of the forward.

The report claims: “Arsenal and Liverpool both want to sign Javier Hernandez, and the two clubs will go head-to-head for his signature at the end of the season“.

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Bundesliga giants Real Madrid are also said to be interested in the player. Leverkusen signed Hernandez for a reported £7.3 million deal from Man Utd and currently value their player at £20 million.

Bayer are currently placed fifth in the table, a solitary point behind Champions League spot. Meanwhile Liverpool sits at  9th place just 4 points behind 6th place securing European League football for next year.