If it seems like just a day ago that Timo Werner was saying he wanted to stay at RB Leipzig, that’s because it was. As always, though, there’s really only so much a player can say when asked if he’s looking to leave his current club. And saying he wanted to stay hasn’t stopped more questions being asked.
Questions that Werner has given answers to that will only spark another round of rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool to work under Jürgen Klopp. Questions about whether, some day at least, he might like to play in England, and maybe even to walk out of the tunnel at Anfield hearing the supporters sing.
"If you were to play at Anfield and hear the fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone,' it would certainly be something special,” Werner has said in today’s Sport Bild according to multiple English sources. "England has a different feel, but I am also still young player."
The 21-year-old is indeed still a young player, and eventually playing for Liverpool—or in England generally—might not be incompatible with remaining at Leipzig for even a few more seasons. Openly talking about the draw of England and Liverpool, though, won’t do anything to douse the rumours.
It has been speculated that the versatile Werner, who can play anywhere across the attacking band and has 14 Bundesliga goals this season—is one of Liverpool’s top attacking targets and the man the club will go hard for if they fail in their efforts to land Julian Brandt.
Werner may be happy at Leipzig, but it sounds like if Liverpool made a big push for the young star, they could land him, and if the Reds can finish top four, having Werner to compliment Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mané, and Philippe Coutinho heading into the Champions League would certainly be an appealing prospect.