James Pearce Offers Huge Timo Werner Update

Ever-reliable Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce has revealed that RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is “certainly on his [Klopp’s] radar” in an exclusive Q&A this afternoon.

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“He’s certainly on his radar but whether that leads to something is too early to say”, Pearce stated.

“Liverpool will certainly have to bolster their attacking options in the summer.

“Sturridge will leave when his contract expires and I wouldn’t be surprised if Origi also moves on in search of more regular action.

“Klopp has big hopes for Rhian Brewster but you can’t have a teenage rookie as the only real back-up for Firmino.

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“One issue Liverpool have got with recruiting an attacker is that the front line of Firmino, Mane and Salah miss so little football. It would have to be someone content with being a squad player. Whether Werner would be happy with that role, I’m not so sure.”

Rumours about a move for Werner have intensified in recent weeks and with the striker set to leave Leipzig this summer, Liverpool will certainly be in the running.

13 goals in all competitions this season is a fine record but whether the German international would be willing to trade Leipzig for a potential squad role at Anfield remains to be seen.



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