Hey, remember last week when there was no way Timo Werner was coming to Liverpool, on account of taking on the the Reds’ frontline of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané reportedly presenting to big of a challenge for the striker with the second best attacking numbers in the world this season? Dark days.
Then, yesterday, it was “revealed” that Liverpool were in fact the German’s first choice, but that any move would have to wait until summer, given that RB Leipzig are in their first ever genuine title race, exclusively on merit of Werner’s world class goal scoring antics.
Well, another 24-hour cycle has passed, and this time, Spanish outlet El Desmarque can report that the 23-year old has agreed a pre-contract with Liverpool, as Jürgen Klopp appears to have snatched the prolific striker out from under the noses of illustrious adversaries Real Madrid.
Now there are reasons to be skeptical of this rumour. For example, there is little to suggest that a Spanish outlet would have much insight into the transfer plans of Liverpool. Certainly, inside knowledge of Real Madrid’s moves, and reasons for the absence of moves, isn’t unfeasible, but the website’s reporting about Jürgen Klopp’s supposed €200m warchest makes the whole thing reek just a little too much of sensationalist guesswork.
Nonetheless, the specifics of whether Werner has already agreed a move to Merseyside, or if he’s simply one of several options the Reds are looking at is less important than the feeling that with this much smoke, there is very little chance of there being absolutely no fire behind it.
In all probability, Liverpool are interested in one of the world’s foremost purveyor of goals, available at a very reasonable price, and, unless he lacks ambition, Timo Werner is likely interested in joining what is legitimately perhaps the best team on the planet right now. Hopefully, for the good of all parties, that mutual interest will be acted upon at some point before the summer.