Although Liverpool have been linked to 22-year-old German striker Timo Werner in the past, we are getting some strong indications that this is not just a case of “once a Liverpool-linked player, always a Liverpool-linked player.”
Not only has Werner been linked with both Liverpool and Manchester United in recent months, but today The Independent reported that it is Jürgen Klopp who has shown the greatest interest in bringing Werner in this summer.
Werner, currently plying his trade alongside future Red Naby Keita at RB Leipzig, has seen a drop-off from his stellar form last campaign, but is still producing solid numbers. Last season he scored 21 goals and added 5 assists in 31 league appearances, averaging a goal or assist ever 93 minutes. This season he has just 10 goals and 3 assists in 24 league appearances, but has added a combined 6 goals and an assist in 9 Champions and Europa League matches. Between domestic league and European competition, that’s a goal or assist every 121 minutes.
Striker might not been seen as a top priority, but Liverpool’s options after the Three Amigos is rather grim. Not only would Werner be a good option off the bench, but he would allow far better rotation, and perhaps even challenge Firmino for the starting spot down the line.
Of course, while we very well might be interested in the player, Werner has in the past spoken about a “dream move” to Manchester United (excuse me, I just threw up a little in my mouth).
Plus, our last attempt to deal with Energy Drink Leipzig was not the best experience. So, we should expect to see Werner lining up at Anfield in August of 2019. #MakeLeipzigSouthampton