Hernanes

Hernanes

Hot off the press this morning, Liverpool are reportedly prepared to reignite their interest in long-term transfer target Hernanes this January.

The Brazilian has been regularly linked with a Premier League switch over the last few years, and in the summer it was believed the Anfield outfit, in addition to several other English clubs, were hot on the Lazio man’s heels.

The 28 year-old is famed for his prolificness from midfield, having netted 40 times in 154 appearances for Le Aquile since joining them from Sao Paulo in summer 2010. Last term he grabbed 14 goals in all competitions – his best return in three and a half years at Stadio Olimpico.

Brendan Rodgers has already commented on his disappointment with the Reds’ lack of firepower from the middle of the park this season, with only 12 of their 53 Premier League goals coming from the midfield department, and Hernanes could prove to be the perfect mid-season remedy.

He’s also a regular on the international scene with Brazil, earning 23 caps following his 2008 debut, and Hernanes is expected to be named in Philippe Scolari’s squad for the summer’s World Cup.

Lazio have failed to come out of the blocks this season, and currently find themselves in 9th place in Serie A, which could soon instigate the South American playmaker’s departure.

But the Italian outfit’s management have insisted they’ll only let Hernanes leave for an ‘indecent fee’, and the £15million valuation that’s circulated in the media in recent weeks is apparently way below the mark, suggesting Liverpool’s interest in the Lazio star will have to wait until the summer.