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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Interested in Timo Werner

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It’s confirmation Liverpool at least want a player everyone thinks they should. Maybe.

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Everybody thinks that Liverpool should be in for Timo Werner. It’s the obvious move. He’s young, he’s talented, he can score goals and press from the front and has the flexibility to play just anywhere in the attack.

If one were to create a player to add to Jürgen Klopp’s squad, it would be hard to do better than Werner, the 22-year-old German forward who’s been linked with everyone from Bayern to Barcelona to Real Madrid.

The problem, at least if you’re a Liverpool fan who thinks the club should be in for him, is that until now nobody with the slightest connection to Liverpool has talked about him as a potential Liverpool target.

The Evening Standard’s David Lynch, though, has today suggested that Werner is in fact a player that could be targeted for a summer signing. That’s not a lot, but are interested is at least a step up from should be.

That’s assuming, of course, that Lynch isn’t just name-checking Werner because like just about everybody else who keeps an eye on Liverpool he looks at Werner and sees the perfect player to add to the mix.

Whether or not Liverpool are actually interested, it’s expected Werner will move on from Red Bull Leipzig in the summer as he has so far resisted signing a new deal with the German energy drink upstarts.

The player—who has a goal or assist every 107 minutes in the Bundesliga this season—has no release clause but his current contract expires in 2020, meaning Leipzig could lose him for nothing if they don’t sell.