Timo Werner has been linked with a move to both Liverpool and Chelsea amid reports of a £51million release clause, though it is believed the German international would “prefer” a switch to The Reds, according to Bild.
Werner’s exit clause of £51million is set to decrease year on year meaning a summer move could be even cheaper than the figure reported.
Liverpool have had a long-standing interest in the 23-year old striker and whilst it’s public knowledge that Bayern Munich are also keen on Werner, he would rather join the Premier League.
RB Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff has admitted it would be difficult to keep Werner from leaving the club, especially whilst in his current form, topping the Bundesliga top scorer standings this campaign with 20.
“If Timo continues to score goals, it is clear that not only Bavaria is interested in such a world-class player.” Mintzlaff said.
“Nothing is unsaleable in football. We have to be so honest.”
Liverpool currently have enough options up front with the usual front three consisting of Salah, Mane and Firmino backed up by Origi, Shaqiri and Minamino. Oxlade-Chamberlain could even provide Klopp an option in the front three.
One would question whether a signing of the calibre of Timo Werner is needed or excessive in the current fold, and also whether Klopp feels the need to stack his forward line further.