Just when you think this Liverpool team can’t get any better, it might just do so this summer with one signing.
Timo Werner is a player who has long been rumoured with a move to Liverpool after asserting himself as one of the top young strikers in Europe and a player that is likely to lead the attack for Germany for years to come, and this summer might be the time the 23-year-old forward makes the move to Merseyside.
This comes after it was recently revealed by RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff that Werner will not be renewing his current deal with the east German side, telling Sky Germany: “We want to extend it with him, but he has signalled to us that he would rather not extend.”
Of course, such an announcement will catch the eyes of Liverpool, who will be expecting competition from Bayern Munich for the signature of Werner, but if Jurgen Klopp is to lure the German international to the Premier League, it will be the final piece in the puzzle for what the former Borussia Dortmund manager set out to achieve when he joined the club.
RB Leipzig signed the forward for just £12.6 million (as per Transfermarkt) back in 2016, but FSG will have to spend a lot more than that to bring him to Anfield as he’s developed into a star since then.
Werner would be a significant upgrade on current striker Roberto Firmino, who has been underwhelming this season with just 15 goals in all competitions, and although the Brazilian’s job in the team is something only the former Hoffenheim attacker can do for Liverpool, the RB Leipzig striker would still be an improvement.
Indeed, the Brazilian lacks a killer touch in front of goal at times, whereas Werner is arguably one of the deadliest strikers in Europe. Werner is able to provide most things that Firmino can, including the link-up play, as well as offering more, such as lightening quick pace which is the one area that the Liverpool man is lacking in.
His attacking intelligence would make Werner one of the most dangerous strikers in the Premier League and being partnered with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could result in one of the best attacking front three’s in European football.
Werner’s signing would put Liverpool amongst Europe’s elite in terms of squad quality, and although it will be hard for fans to see Firmino drop to the bench should the transfer happen, it would be a necessary move if the club wants to progress further as one of the continent’s biggest sides.
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