RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner has stated that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is “the best coach in the world”.

Liverpool have been linked with Werner in various reports. There have been suggestions that the Reds are in advanced talks with Werner regarding a possible transfer in the summer.

Liverpool are reportedly prepared to meet Werner’s release clause of €58 million as a result. Werner has stated that he admires Liverpool, which does suggest he would be open to the move.

Werner has recently been discussing Klopp, and he had plenty of good things to say about the German manager.

Speaking to Sky Germany, as quoted by Sports Mole, Werner said: “Jurgen Klopp is the best coach in the world. There is much to suggest that I would fit in well with my style of play.

“But I don’t think about that at the moment because we have so much to do with Leipzig. I won’t rule out anything. We have the Euros in the summer, I want to focus on that tournament.

“Everything else I will think about after the season.”

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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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There is a sense that Liverpool’s interest in Werner is genuine, as he certainly has plenty of good things to say about the club.

He would be a terrific signing, as he is only 23 years old and is still improving. The biggest fear Werner might have regarding a move to Liverpool is where he will fit in on a regular basis.

The only way the German forward could become a regular in Klopp’s XI from the beginning is if Roberto Firmino were to play in behind Werner, which is certainly a possibility.

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