It’s not very often that a player snubs the chance to sign for a club like Liverpool. Anfield is one of the prime footballing destinations in Europe, and with back-to-back Champions League finals, the Reds are on the up. However, Suddeutsche Zeitung are claiming, via Tribuna, that Timo Werner is set to snub Liverpool in favour of Bayern Munich.
RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner will snub the opportunity to join Liverpool this summer, instead preferring to stay in the Bundesliga, where he will join Bayern Munich for a fee in the region of £60m. [Suddeutsche Zeitung] pic.twitter.com/mqLPAmx0nj
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) May 13, 2019
The Reds, as you can imagine, have not taken kindly to this news. The German striker is one who they’ve wanted for a while and have always been open to signing due to the German link between himself and their manager Jurgen Klopp. It has just never come to fruition, though, and now the Bundesliga man with 30 combined goals and assists is set to make the move to Bayern Munich.
It would have taken a substantial amount to prise Werner from RB Leipzig so the Reds can take positives from the fact that they won’t be risking big money on the £58.5 million-rated man, as valued by Transfermarkt. Some of Europe’s best have flopped upon their arrival in the Premier League, so his snubbing of the Merseysiders isn’t all bad, even if the Reds haven’t taken it well and have been slamming the 23-year-old hitman,
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on Werner here:
Anfield is too noisey for him anyway.
— Samuel Adams (@SamuelAdams89) May 13, 2019
No ambition. Let him stay and rot there.
— Shy Robin (18+) (@RobinS66BS) May 13, 2019
Best news of the day, no need for the German Vardy
— TAA is my hero (@AouarElegance) May 13, 2019
Sorry Anfield dosen't provide ear plugs for those who can handle the noise decibels.
— Izzy M (@LegitEnergized) May 13, 2019
Talent never a question with Werner but he's always struck me as mentally fragile and a bit diva. Having said that, can't fault him if his dream is to play for Bayern, which is the dream of many young, talented German players. Nothing at all wrong with that.
— Chris (@cshaff4) May 13, 2019
Great! We have Origi, who is Werner?
— FelipeCardoso99 (@FelipeCardoso99) May 13, 2019
Doubt we're in for him now that we seem to be giving Origi a chance, so I doubt there's actually truth in this anyway.
— That Firmino Smile (@MichiganLfc) May 13, 2019
Thank god hes not all that anyway
— mohammed abbas (@basy786) May 13, 2019
Not surprised and not bothered either…he's never regularly produced for me to merit the hype
— theflaskofzorro (@theflaskofzorro) May 13, 2019
The Kopites seem to be delighted that Werner isn’t interested in an Anfield move, and won’t lose sleep over losing out on the German.