Whilst the talk around Timo Werner and Liverpool continues to be a popular subject, Bleacher Report appear to have poured some cold water on any potential of it happening, for the moment.
According to Dean Jones, the Reds are not actively pursuing any transfer deals due to the current global concerns, although a move was not ruled out altogether.
Red Bull Leipzig are adamant that they have not received any formal approaches for their star striker and are working on an assumption that he will still be with them next season, however there is a belief that they may cash in on the German ace if someone looks to offer around the £53m in his get-out clause for him.
Whilst goals are hardly a problem for Jurgen Klopp’s current trio that spearhead their lethal attack, it would be a smart move for Liverpool to look to add a player of Werner’s calibre to their arsenal as well.
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have combined to fire in a total of 49 goals across 48 games in all competitions for the Reds this season (as per TransferMarkt), although their other options have left a little more to be desired. Divock Origi has five to his name, but Xherdan Shaqiri only has one – admittedly with limited opportunities.
Adding Werner to the equation and it will feel as though goals will never be an issue for the Anfield outfit. The 24-year-old scores for fun and has been incredibly prolific during his time at Leipzig, having bagged a total of 88 goals in his 150 appearances so far – adding in with an impressive 39 assists as well
The Germany international’s run of form has continued this season as well, having hit 21 in his 25 Bundesliga matches (and seven assists), achieving an average of 3.8 shots per game (per WhoScored), a figure equal to Liverpool’s top performer in that particular category – Salah.
Indeed, Werner could be a viable option to replace Firmino should Klopp feel it necessary to do so as a report recently published revealed that the Brazil international was failing to be as effective as he perhaps should be when in front of goal.
Whilst Jones mentions that Liverpool are not actively pursuing any potential transfer deals at the moment, it would not be a surprise to see the Reds look to bring Werner to Anfield at some point in the next transfer window.
There are not many forwards that are as prolific as the 24-year-old currently in the game and his get-out clause of around £53m could perhaps be seen as a bargain for a player of his sheer quality.
Of course, time will tell, but it would not be a shock if Werner was wearing the red of Liverpool next season.
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