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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Linked With RB Leipzig Forward Timo Werner

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The German striker is destined for better things but a move to the Premier League could be a step too far for Werner.

RB Salzburg v RB Leipzig - UEFA Europa League - Group B Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The January transfer window is just over the horizon and the rumours of Liverpool’s targets are likely to start picking up momentum. Jürgen Klopp has an incredibly talented squad that is through to the knockout rounds of the Champions League and sitting at the very top of the Premier League, but the current injury situation in his defense and a lack of goal production from his midfielders could be the catalysts that drive the manager to dip into the market for reinforcements.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner is neither a defender nor a midfielder but is still being linked with a move to Merseyside. Werner’s contract will be in its final year beginning next summer and the player looks certain to be moving on from Leipzig. The German international has intimated a desire to stay in Germany and play for Bayern Munich but has also blown a little kiss England’s way by revealing an aspiration to play in the Premier League at some point.

German outlet Abendzeitung is claiming that Liverpool are interested enough in Werner to have scouted the player on several occasions this season. There’s no doubt that Michael Edwards and his team are constantly scouring the football universe for potential recruits but so far all we have is a young, German player in good form who could become available six months from now if Leipzig decide to make some money by sending him on.

Werner revealed an admiration for both Liverpool and Manchester United because of the two clubs’ long history in the game but he also suggested that a move to England would perhaps be a bridge too far as this stage of his career.

“Probably not in the next few years – later, when my English is a little bit better,” Werner said of a move to the Premier League.

So, Werner will be moving on from Leipzig at some time in the future. Definitely not in January. And, he wants to play for Bayern Munich.

Or, Michael Edwards brings him in on January 1st for £10M and a lifetime subscription to The Anfield Wrap. Either outcome seems plausible.