Javier Hernandez
Javier Hernandez joined Bayer Leverkusen after leaving Manchester United last summer Getty

Liverpool are planning an approach in signing Bayer Leverkusen star Javier Hernandez to bolster their strike force for the next season. The striker was allowed to leave Manchester United last summer as he was not included in Louis van Gaal's plan for the 2015/16 campaign at Old Trafford.

Since moving to Germany, the 27-year-old has been in fine form, scoring 19 goals in all competitions, which includes five goals in the Champions League. According to Calicomercato, Liverpool have set their sights on bringing the star striker back to the Premier League.

The Reds are set to make an offer for the services of the Mexican international after the end of the season. Jurgen Klopp has seen his side struggle to score in the Premier League as they netted only 25 times from 22 matches.

The German manager has the services of Christian Benteke, Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Danny Ings as the strikers in the squad. The latter three have struggled with injuries, while the ex-Aston Villa striker has not been preferred by Klopp, who has fielded Roberto Firmino to lead Liverpool's attack in the last two fixtures.

Sturridge has been struggling with injuries for over 18 months and has spent more time on the sidelines than on the pitch. The Evening Standard reports West Ham United are interested in signing the former Chelsea man and the Anfield outfit are willing to cash in on the striker.

Origi underwent a knee surgery and will miss Liverpool's busy January fixtures, while the injury has ruled out the former Burnley man for the rest of the season. Klopp could replace the England international with Hernandez, who admitted that failing to get regular playing time affected his confidence.

Arsenal are also believed to be in the race for the former United striker's signature. Spanish publication Don Balon reports Gunners star Alexis Sanchez has urged Arsene Wenger to bring Hernandez to the Emirates.