Timo Werner would give Liverpool outstanding attacking depth
Liverpool have been branded ‘serious competitors’ in the race to land Timo Werner.
According to Abendzeitung, Jurgen Klopp is keen to snap up the RB Leipzig forward and give competition to the likes of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in attack.
Bayern Munich are also credited with an interest in the player.
Ominously Werner dropped a hint about his future following Leipzig’s defeat to Bayern on Wednesday. He said, as quoted by The Metro: “I’ve had a nice two and a half years at Leipzig, so they are in the picture [for next season].
“There are other clubs in the picture. If you play in Germany and want to stay in Germany, there is only one club in question.”
Perhaps that means Bayern are the frontrunners, but Liverpool mustn’t be deterred as it seems he’s open to leaving.
Werner would give Liverpool ridiculous depth
If Liverpool managed to stave off Bayern and land Werner, then they’d arguably boast the best attacking options in the Premier League.
Werner has been in good form this term following a poor World Cup with Germany.
In 19 appearances he has scored 13 goals and is looking sharp.
He’s played a total of 96 games for Leipzig and scored 55 goals – a very impressive record for someone who doesn’t always operate as the main striker.
Apparently Liverpool officials have scouted him several times and the feeling is that he could be a huge addition to an already quality squad.
Werner is capable of playing anywhere in a forward line, meaning he could be exceptionally useful for the Reds, who play 4-3-3 or 4-5-1.
If Liverpool got him, then their bid to win a first Premier League title would be strengthened significantly.