Journalist James Pearce is not aware of any official negotiations between Liverpool and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
The word is that Liverpool are prepared to meet Werner’s release clause of £50 million. The German has already stated that he admires the Reds, which does suggest that he is open to a move to Anfield.
With that being the case, it is likely that Liverpool will make a move for Werner, but the disappointing news is that no conversations have begun in regards to getting a deal done.
Pearce told The Athletic: “I’m not aware that negotiations with Timo Werner have started yet but clearly, there’s interest on both sides.
“Werner has a clause in his contract which means he can move for around £51 million as long as it’s agreed before a certain deadline in April. Personally, I think he would be perfect for Liverpool.
“He’s quick, he fits the style, he’s a prolific goalscorer and that fee is relatively modest for someone of his calibre. Barcelona and Manchester United are also very keen on Werner.”
Werner would be a terrific signing, as he is only 23 years old and is still improving. Finding a spot for him in Jurgen Klopp’s XI could be difficult, but then again, there are ways to make it work.
Klopp’s squad needs more depth in attack. There is no denying that Liverpool’s front three do not get rotated enough.
The reality is, Klopp does not have that luxury, as he lacks players such as Werner in reserve. This ultimately means the striker will get plenty of opportunity at Liverpool.
Liverpool’s move for the German will need to be made soon, due to the expiry date in his release clause.
Freelance sports journalist and Red from Melbourne. Currently an editor at Anfield Watch.