Higuain hits hat-trick in 4-0 victory

Reported Liverpool target Gonzalo Higuain may have moved one step closer to securing his long term future with Spanish giants Real Madrid after scoring a hat-trick away at Espanyol yesterday evening.

A move to Anfield in the January transfer window had been mooted with Higuains first team future in doubt due to stiff competition from Karim Benzema. An injury to the Frenchman as well as a hat-trick last night may have done enough to convince Jose Mourinho that he is his star striker. Cristiano Ronaldo claimed two assists for the first and third goals. Former Espanyol winger Jose Callejon returned to the club by scoring the third of Madrid’s goals.