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‘So fast’, ‘killer instinct’: Liverpool-linked goal machine hailed by teammate

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‘So fast’, ‘killer instinct’: Liverpool-linked goal machine hailed by teammate

Reported Liverpool target Timo Werner has been praised by RB Leipzig teammate Dani Olmo, who urged the club talisman to stay put in the Bundesliga amid speculation linking him with the Reds and elsewhere.

The Anfield club has been heavily linked with the Germany international, who has been in superb form this season, netting 27 goals and registering 12 assists in just 36 appearances in all competitions (Transfermarkt).

Since joining Leipzig from Stuttgart in the summer of 2016, Werner has claimed an impressive 88 goals and 39 assists in 150 competitive appearances, as well as winning 29 Germany caps with 11 goals scored in the process (Transfermarkt).

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The 24-year-old has previously described Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as “the best coach in the world”, was flattered by reported interest in him from the Premier League leaders, and believes the Reds’ style of play would suit him (Viasport).

Sky Sports, meanwhile, previously reported that Werner is very much willing to join Liverpool if they pay his £52million release clause before it expires on 15 June.

Speaking ahead of the Bundesliga return this weekend, Olmo waxed lyrical about his teammate, in conversation with Goal.


“He gives you a lot of options because he loves to move all over the pitch. He’s not a target man or a static striker, he likes to drift to the wings or drop into midfield to receive the ball and break the defensive line.

“He’s so fast and he has the killer instinct – he’s scored a lot this season. He’s a player that gives you a lot of opportunities in the way that he plays. I think the place that he fits best is Leipzig and the Bundesliga. He’s doing pretty well where he is.”

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Werner has made no secret of his admiration for Liverpool and Klopp, so it’s little surprise that he remains heavily linked with a move to Anfield.

The £53,000-a-week ace‘s track record speaks for itself, and he would certainly be an asset for the Reds, making their world-class attacking ranks even more fearsome.

The plaudits keep coming Werner’s way, and with the Bundesliga set for a return, Liverpool fans will be watching proceedings closely given Leipzig being just five points off top spot.

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