Despite having a plethora of attacking forwards during the summer, Merseyside club Liverpool are considering reviving their interest in Real Madrid attacking star Denis Cheryshev, reports the Liverpool Echo.
The forward was massively linked with Liverpool during the summer but a move did not materialise. Cheryshev is on the periphery at Santiago Bernabeu and the Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez could also be prepared to cash in on the Russian player when the transfer window reopens in January.
As per the above named source who cite Tuttomercatoweb, Liverpool are the frontrunners for Cheryshev’s signature, although fellow Premier League side Everton and La Liga outfit Valencia are also mooted as potential suitors.
Cheryshev was named among Real’s 19-man squad that faced Shakhtar Donetsk during the midweek despite not featuring for Los Blancos in their first three league games this season. Although he played some minutes in Real’s 1-0 win over Granada during the weekend but faces an uphill task of breaking into the starting line-up filled with Superstars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
Clubs’ interest in the 24-year old Russian has come as no surprise, considering his brilliant performances for Villareal where he played on loan last season. Cheryshev registered 33 chances and provided nine assists and four goals.
Liverpool will be hoping the player replicates that form should he move to Anfield in January. The Reds have been average so far this season and could make do with the brilliance of Cheryshev.