Inasmuch as one can be certain of anything in this life, Liverpool supporters the world over are certain that the Reds want RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner wearing the Liverbird sooner rather than later.
The 23-year-old has been scoring goals in his sleep so far this season, bagging an astounding 25 goals and 10 assists in 26 matches in all competitions. Those are Lionel Messi numbers if you were looking for some of that pointed TLO Analysis©.
While others may be distracted by the flashy # Mbappé2020 headlines, it is rather a Liverpool swoop for the German international that has been mooted, potentially even in January. It’s a no brainer of a decision for a player who would immediately challenge Liverpool’s fabled front three for a starting spot anywhere across the forward line. Even sweeter is the ridiculously low release clause rumored to be as low as €30M.
Liverpool’s’ well-oiled working relationship with the Red Bull talent factories in Leipzig and Salzburg (think Naby Keita and Takumi Minamino), combined with news of Werner’s preference for the Reds, has resulted in the reigning European champions leaping to the front of the queue ahead of the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea.
However, a further development as revealed by Spanish outlet Fichajes is that Liverpool have taken nothing for granted and lodged a £60m bid to seal the deal in January, activating the release clause that could see transfer finalized by the end of the week.
Look, we aren’t fully convinced as to the trustworthiness of these Fichajes fellows, but we you can be damn sure that we want to believe it. Jürgen Klopp, as backed by Michael Edwards and FSG, has shown no qualms about pulling out all stops to secure their primary targets (unlike, say, Ed Woodward and Man United). There are few players who both fit Klopp’s player profile and who are performing at the level of Werner. Do what United can’t do and seal the deal.