RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner is willing to sign for Liverpool if they pay his £52m release clause for the contract. Werner has his contract extended in last summer for four years.
He looks interested in Premier league side, as he mentioned proudly at interest from the Premier League leaders in February. But Liverpool, like in January, do not intend to make a move for Werner right now.
Werner has also hailed countryman Jurgen Klopp as “the best coach in the world” and believes Liverpool’s style of play suits him amid reports of a move to Anfield.
He has nettd 27 goals in all competitions this season for RB Leipzig, including four to help RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
I think [Liverpool will strengthen] up front, and that’s why I think they will go after Werner.
When we were the dominant team during my time as a player, every summer they spent money and brought players in. It was the Liverpool way.
I’m thinking of Fabinho and Andy Robertson, they have bought players in the past that do not need to slot into the side straight away, or make an instant impression, and that’s a great place to be.
Liverpool are there, where they can cherry-pick the best, and they do not have to come in and be a superstar from the first game onwards, and the pressure is off them, so they can look around and figure out what it takes to be a Liverpool player.Graeme Souness, Former Liverpool Captain
The Germany international was close to joining Bayern Munich last summer in a €30m deal, before his contract extension with Red Bull, but the Bundesliga champions remain interested in signing him.
Leipzig fans are afraid to lose Werner at the end of the season, but a move to particularly Liverpool is complicated because they already have arguably the best frontal attack in the world. Werner accepts he would have serious competition on his hands if he chooses Anfield. Other Premier League and La Liga clubs have also shown interest in German forward.