According to a recent report from Abendzeitung (via The Metro), Liverpool are interested in a move for Timo Werner. The 22-year-old currently plays his football in Germany with top-flight side Red Bull Leipzig and has done so since leaving Stuttgart back in 2016, with his fine goal-scoring record in his homeland seemingly attracting interest from Reds manager Jurgen Klopp.
And that’s because reports suggest that the ex-Borussia Dortmund boss is eyeing up a move for the £58.5 million-rated sensation (as per Transfermarkt), as the Merseysiders seek to replicate the transfer success that is Naby Keita by sealing a deal for the Germany international.
Ultimately, midfielder Keita made the move from Leipzig during the summer amid much anticipation and excitement among Liverpool supporters, what with the talented 23-year-old the man they hoped would add greater dynamism to their team’s midfield.
And while there have been some indifferent displays from the Guinea international, he has on the whole made a solid start to life in the Premier League with 13 appearances for the Reds this term, including starts in each of their last three matches to suggest that he is firmly in Klopp’s thinking ahead of the second half of the campaign.
Significantly, Keita appears to be a man not only for the present but also the future, which is why their move for him has been widely regarded as quite the coup – a coup they must seek to replicate by luring Werner away from Leipzig as well.
Like Keita, the 22-year-old has made his name at the Bundesliga outfit in the last few years given the sheer volume of goals he has scored, be it 21 in his first season at the club in the 2016/17 campaign as they finished second in the German top-flight, or indeed backing that up with 21 goals again last term as they ended up sixth under now-Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Add in his staggering tally of 12 goals in just 20 games this time round, and the Germany international continues to go from strength to strength to suggest that he’d not only be a signing for the future, but also the present.
Yes, Liverpool’s forward ranks are well-stocked with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah, but with the former not at the level previously seen so far this term, Werner could prove to be a huge asset to Klopp’s side going forward, not least given the similar style of play Leipzig had under Hasenhuttl last term to what Klopp oversees at Anfield.
Thus, having already done well to lure Keita from Leipzig, with that signing slowly but surely proving to be a successful one, the Reds must seek to replicate that move by luring his ex-teammate Werner to Anfield in 2019.
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