Liverpool are set to keep extensive tabs on RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner this season, and could potentially move for the German in January, via Football Insider.
The Reds have been long-standing admirers of the 23-year-old, who has recently penned a new deal with his current employers, committing himself to the club until 2023.
Werner’s new four-year deal does include a £27m release clause, however, which Liverpool will probably view as a reasonable fee to part with should they make a move for the 5ft 11 pace-merchant next year.
Jurgen Klopp didn’t add any senior outfield players to his squad throughout the summer, and is heavily reliant on his ever-present front-three – Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Divock Origi penned a new long-term deal at Anfield this summer, but is merely viewed as a backup to the aforementioned superstars.
This makes the addition of another top-quality forward a necessity next year, with Werner seemingly fitting that bill should he remain in form this season. The German has gotten off to the perfect start for Leipzig in the Bundesliga, scoring five goals in three league games, and looks set to enjoy another successful season this time out.
Werner has now bagged 66 goals and 28 assists in 118 appearances for Leipzig since joining the club from Stuttgart in 2016, showing just what an exceptional talent he is.
Although there was plenty of talk surrounding Werner’s possible move to Liverpool this summer, with Jurgen Klopp reluctant to change a winning formula at Anfield, it is understandable why they didn’t end up making a move for the attacker.
However, with so much faith rightfully placed on the shoulders of the Reds’ flawless front-three, it would perhaps be wise to bring in at least one other striking option to ensure freshness remains and success continues to flow steadily on the red side of Merseyside.
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