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RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner would be an exemplary summer signing for Liverpool

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RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner would be an exemplary summer signing for Liverpool

The German forward has 11 goals in 25 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Reports from the German newspaper Bild claim RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is set for a 100 million euro move to Liverpool in the summer – a transfer that would be fantastic news for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

The German international has the potential to be one of the best strikers in the world, and at the young age of 22, has already proven his worth on the biggest stage. Werner has all the qualities of a young Mohamed  Salah and a move to Anfield will allow him to flourish.

Werner has enjoyed an absolutely magnificent career to date, a remarkable statement considering the striker only turned 22 this week. He became the youngest player to reach 150 appearances in Bundesliga history in mid-March, eclipsing a record that had stood for decades.

In those appearances, Werner has scored a superb 45 goals, an outstanding record for a player his age. When one watches the prolific German, it is not hard to see how he finds the back of the net so easily. 

Werner’s best attribute is his uncanny knack to create space and get in behind opposition defences. He possesses searing pace and strong dribbling skills, a combination that leaves defenders helpless.

Combined with his supreme coolness in front of goal (countless of Werner’s goals come from one-on-one chances with the keeper), Werner makes bagging goals his business.

Flexibility is another impressive feature of Werner’s play; he can be equally as effective in wider positions as well.

Almost as famous as his infallible finishes are Werner’s deft touches past fullbacks, as just one burst of acceleration is enough to leave his defender in the dust and whip in a dangerous low cross.

All of Werner’s skills were on full display in Russia last summer, when he led Germany to Confederations Cup glory, bagging three goals and two assists en route to the tournament’s Golden Boot.

Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen to bring the striker to Anfield, as Werner would slot in seamlessly into the Liverpool manager’s style of play. Werner works his socks off in every single match, constantly making runs down the channels, chasing loose balls, and implementing Klopp’s famous gegenpress.

If Werner decides to make the move to the Anfield, he would link up with an already dangerous Liverpool attack and make it ever the more terrifying. At only 22 years of age, he could very well turn into a Kop legend for many seasons to come.

Max Cohen

Max is a journalist studying at the University of Pennsylvania. Max specialises in English football and co-hosts a weekly podcast. He is also a politics reporter and deputy news editor for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

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