Liverpool planning surprise move for No.9 Mexico international

The Merseyside giants are linked with many quality footballers and one of them is Wolves striker, Raul Jimenez. Last month, in an interview, Mexico international revealed that he is happy with the interest from Liverpool and other top clubs, however, he opted not to reveal his next destination.

More recently, Stan Collymore has backed the Merseyside giants to bolster their strike-force by hiring the services of Raul. In the current season, Jimenez has been in top form for Wolves under the management of Portuguese coach Nuno Espirito Santo.

So far, in all tournaments, the 29-year-old striker has played 48 games, netted 24 goals and also provided 10 assists for the Molineux outfit this term. On the other hand, in the same number of matches, Reds No.9, Roberto Firmino, has just scored 11 times (12 assists).

The Merseyside giants’ top-scoring star is once again Mohamed Salah, who netted a brace last night to take his tally to 23 for the campaign. The Mexican centre-forward’s current deal with Wolves will expire in 2023 and he is valued at nearly £54m.

Brazil international mainly plays in the False No.9 under the German tactician and he is irreplaceable at Liverpool. Liverpool need an out and out striker and Jimenez would be a top signing but the Mexican would want to sit on the bench to cover for Roberto Firmino.

So, in all fairness, it would be shocking if the Merseyside giants decide to splash £54m for 29-year-old Raul Jimenez. Liverpool signed Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg during the winter transfer window.