Vinny O’Connor from Sky Sports has been told that it is unlikely that Liverpool will make a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the next transfer window.
At the end of last week, it was reported by Sky Sports that Werner was “ready to sign” for Liverpool come the next transfer window.
The report did also state that Liverpool had no intentions of making an imminent move for the striker, but the transfer had not been ruled out.
Now, O’Connor has stated that he has heard that this particular transfer will not occur in the next transfer window. However, the reporter has not ruled out Werner making the move to Anfield in the future.
O’Connor told Sky Sports: “From what we have been hearing, even going back to the January transfer window, this one is very unlikely. During the last window I was told Liverpool had no plans to sign him then and no plans to sign him in the summer and recently that message was repeated with regards to when the next window opens.
“There has always been the caveat that Liverpool would be silly not to keep tabs on one of European football’s hottest properties. Judging by the talk from Werner himself, it’s a move he clearly fancies. But, with a settled front three, a role to be found for Takumi Minamino, who can operate in the front three or in midfield, a move for Werner possibly does not make sense for Liverpool at this time and that’s why the noises coming out of Anfield are that this one is not going to happen.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
If what O’Connor is saying is true in terms of Liverpool not wanting Werner come the next transfer window, it would be hugely disappointing.
The reality is, Werner is a top player, and that can be backed up by the fact that he has scored 27 goals from 36 appearances for RB Leipzig this season.
It would be a huge statement of intent if Liverpool could sign a player that possesses the aforementioned statistics.
However, despite O’Connor ruling out the move occurring come the next transfer window, there is a chance it could still happen.
In 2018, Liverpool were reportedly prepared to give Loris Karius another chance to prove his worth after the Champions League final loss to Real Madrid, where he was responsible for conceding two of the three goals that the La Liga giants scored on the night.
It had even been stated that Danny Ward would compete against Karius for the No.1 spot.
However, in the end, Liverpool signed Alisson that summer. This just highlights that the situation can change, meaning Liverpool could still make a move for Werner.