Liverpool are seriously considering a sensational move for RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner, Anfield Edition understands.
The 23-year old striker has a £51million release clause that can be activated in the summer and The Reds are keen admirers, as are many other European clubs including Bayern Munich.
Jurgen Klopp faces a massive conundrum next season when some of his stars take part in the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2021.
Injuries forbidden, Liverpool are set to lose Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Naby Keita to their respective countries.
Klopp had already planned to add a forward to his ranks in the summer but AFCON’s decision to stage their competition mid-season has further increased the need for a versatile forward.
Werner has clocked up 20 goals and 6 assists in the Bundesliga this season in what has been an astonishing campaign for the German international. Only Robert Lewandowski has been more prolific.
He would be a much cheaper option to Jadon Sancho who Liverpool have also looked at extensively in the last two seasons.
Dortmund’s asking price upwards of £100million makes Werner’s valuation even more attractive.
Werner was coy on his future when asked about his potential career plan last week, stating: “What do you say if a club comes knocking in the next two weeks, a club which is one of the favourites to win the Champions League and makes an incredible offer? Most likely every player would think about it.”
“I can generally imagine playing abroad one day, although I don’t have any specific club where I want to be.”
“I am open for everything. I was over in America for a holiday recently and English football was on all of the time. That’s an exclamation mark for the Premier League. But there are also big, famous clubs and it would certainly be fun playing there.” He finished.
Should Liverpool make a move, they won’t be the only club in the running no doubt. But, being the best football club in the world has its perks.