Liverpool join Arsenal in the race to land former Manchester United star

Liverpool are ready to rival Arsenal in the race to sign Bayer Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez, according to the Metro.

The Mexican marksman has gone from strength to strength since leaving Manchester United on a permanent basis this summer with the German outfit.

He has scored 22 times across all competitions this season in stark contrast to United’s failure in front of goal all season.

Arsenal, as well as Tottenham, had previously been reported to be casting a watchful eye over his situation in Leverkusen, though Don Balon now claims former North West rivals Liverpool have entered the race.

Star striker Daniel Sturridge continues to struggle with a succession of injuries, while Belgian duo Christian Benteke and Divock Origi have largely failed to convince.

Manager Jurgen Klopp has also been linked with a move for Southampton forward Shane Long in an effort to add some much needed firepower to his ranks at Anfield.