From an attacking point of view, Liverpool have been in stunning form this season, with 29 goals scored in their opening 10 Premier League games of the campaign.
However, it seems as though the Merseyside club could add a familiar face to their squad in the near future who boasts a stunning attacking record.
It has recently been reported by El Nacional that Liverpool are interested in signing Real Madrid and former Chelsea winger Eden Hazard.
During his time at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian – who has been described as a “superstar” in the past by former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher – scored 110 goals and provided 92 assists in 392 appearances for the west London club before he joined Real Madrid in 2019 in a huge deal worth a reported fee of around £150m.
In his time at Chelsea, Hazard scored seven goals and provided two assists in 18 games against Liverpool, often proving to be a thorn in the Reds’ side.
Since moving to Spain, the 30-year-old – who is currently valued at £22.5m according to Transfermarkt – has been plagued with injuries which have significantly impacted his playing time with Los Blancos, making just 53 appearances across all competitions.
Despite his age and worrying injury record since leaving Chelsea, if Liverpool were able to add Hazard to their squad for a relatively low fee (potentially in the January transfer window) and get him back to the form he showed during his time in the Premier League, where he scored 85 goals and provided 61 assists in 245 games, we feel this could be a very clever piece of business from the Merseyside club.
Additionally, if Liverpool do sign Hazard in January and he can stay fit, we reckon he could form a deadly partnership with former Blues team-mate Mohamed Salah, who has 15 goals and six assists under his belt in 14 appearances across all competitions so far this season. That could potentially see Jurgen Klopp’s side push on to beat the likes of Manchester City and the Belgian’s previous club Chelsea to the Premier League title this season. Indeed, the 30-year-old has twice helped fire the Londoners to the English top flight crown.
Overall, we feel that if a potential deal for Hazard can be made in January, this is definitely something the Reds should consider as a potential boost to their title hopes.