Brendan Rodgers received a certain amount of kudos for his work in the recent transfer window.

Though no signing by itself was particularly revolutionising key problem areas were addressed.

With Pepe Reina’s recent seasons dampened by glaring errors sometimes directly responsible for dropping points it ultimately seemed sensible to replace him.

Similarly the reds sured up areas of the squad in which they were thinly stretched including fullback and centre half positions and with Iago Aspas Luis Alberto and Victor Moses added to their attacking options.

Yet it’s also worth adding they were reportedly frustrated in multiple attempts at bringing in some real game changers players you would expect to be guaranteed first team football: Henrikh Mkhitaryan Christian Eriksen Willian and Diego Costa.

Abel Hernandez on the other hand is some way off that kind of level and Liverpool might come to expect a higher calibre of player during the January transfer window in which the club did some impressive business last year.

This is especially true should Liverpool be in the mix for a fourth place finish which would enhance their appeal to players tantalised by the prospect of Champions League football next season.

21 goals in 86 appearances over four years is hardly mouth-watering stuff and although recently Hernandez has notched up four goals in three league appearances it’s important to remember he’s now operating in Italy’s Serie B.

In last Palermo’s last season in Serie A however the Uruguayan forward attained only fourteen appearances of which Palermo only managed to win two. Among these Hernandez was unimpressive providing only one goal and one assist.

On the other hand Iago Aspas who might himself be considered a squad player for Liverpool currently last year produced twelve goals and seven assists.

On paper his seven goals in ten international appearances since 2009 amounts to an impressive goals per game ratio.