Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has been impressed with RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

Liverpool have been linked with Werner in various reports, and it does appear that he is Jurgen Klopp’s main target come the summer transfer window.

The word is that Liverpool are prepared to meet Werner’s release clause of £50 million. The striker has also spoken very highly of the Reds, which does suggest that he is interested in making the move to Merseyside.

Ferdinand saw Werner play against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League recently, and he was impressed with what he saw.

He also suggested that Werner would be a far better option to have on the bench instead of Divock Origi.

Ferdinand told his Instagram page: “If Liverpool say they aren’t going to buy him I’m sure there are going to be others willing to buy him. I saw him destroy Spurs in the Champions League and I thought ‘wow’.

“I like the way he moves, he’s not pinned down to one position. He is elusive in his movement. He’s not in one position all the time and he’s very direct.

“If I’m Liverpool I 100% take him because they haven’t got that back-up for the front three.

“As well as [Divovk] Origi has done I’d want more than that, and if I was him I’m thinking I don’t think Salah is going to stay here that much longer, Mane might get bought out as well.”

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LISBON, PORTUGAL – SEPTEMBER 17: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig scores his team’s second goal past Odisseas Vlachodimos of Benfica during the UEFA Champions League group G match between SL Benfica and RB Leipzig at Estadio da Luz on September 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

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What Ferdinand has seen is what many of us have seen. There is no denying that Werner would be a terrific signing.

The striker has scored 88 goals in 150 matches for the Bundesliga club, which means he guarantees Liverpool goals.

Werner also gives Klopp a bit more depth, which is seriously needed in attack.

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