Liverpool have been urged by club legend Danny Murphy to sign Real Madrid star Jese Rodriguez in the January transfer window, according to reports from the Express.
Rodriguez has been heavily linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu in recent weeks, with the winger well behind the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale in the pecking order.
And his frustrations could be a blessing for the Reds, who have struggled to consistently find the back of the net the past few games.
Murphy, who played for Liverpool from 1997-2004, has now urged club manager Jurgen Klopp to bring the young Spaniard to Anfield, as their top target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would cost them £40million for his services.
“A highly ambitious target would be Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (left) at Borussia Dortmund – the highest scorer in Europe’s top five leagues so far this campaign – but it would take over £40m and some serious seduction methods to lure him to Anfield,” Murphy said.
“A more realistic alternative is Jese Rodriguez (right) at Real Madrid, who has grown tired of a lack of game time in the Spanish capital. Jese is young, quick and well worth a gamble in January given his current discontent.”
The Reds will need to be at their best when they host title challengers Arsenal and then Manchester United in their next two Premier League games, but will need to also concentrate on their FA Cup tie against Stoke City on Wednesday.