Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to a story in The Independent today, stating that Liverpool are considering a move for RB Leipzig’s electric forward, Timo Werner. Klopp’s side have already agreed a deal for Werner’s teammate, Naby Keita, to join Anfield next season and fans will be hoping that the German international can join Keita in moving to Merseyside.
Some of the Reds who have been propping our bar up are sceptical of the news though, as Werner has previously claimed that Manchester United would be his first choice move. This won’t stop Klopp in vying for the forward’s signature, as he looks to add a Champions League calibre out-and-out striker to his talented attacking line. The red half of Merseyside, although excited by the links to such a prolific forward, would rather see defensive reinforcements to bolster their backline.
Liverpool came out on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline at Old Trafford on Saturday as a catalogue of errors from Trent-Alexander Arnold and Dejan Lovren allowed Marcus Rashford to fire the Red Devils into a 2-0 halftime lead. An Eric Bailly own-goal halved the deficit for the Anfield faithful as the result opened up a five-point gap between the sides. Although if Liverpool can secure the signing of Werner, next season could be a different story in the League for our resident Reds.
Taking that into account, here’s what the Liverpool fans behind the bar make of the Werner links:
Would be a great signing. Even though he’s a Manc supporter
— BottledViolence (@LFCHooligan1892) March 14, 2018
Absolutely Brilliant striker. Young , blistering pace & a excellent finisher. We need a striker he's the 1.
— Dylan (@Dylan28048982) March 13, 2018
Would love him but he should be at the bottom of our priorities this summer. Keeper, cb, cdm, and another winger
— Craig Fisher (@1CraigFisher) 13 March 2018
Hasn’t he stated he’s not moving?
— RedRightHandLFC (@RedRightHandLFC) March 13, 2018
I thought he clearly said he will remain where he is now next season.
— Ronald Michael James (@Romija54) March 14, 2018
Did he not publicly state that his prefered destination would be United?
— Harakiri_Gin (@_BlackheartG_) March 14, 2018