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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Facing Competition to Sign Timo Werner

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Several teams are interested in the 23-year-old superstar

RB Leipzig v SV Werder Bremen - Bundesliga Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

We’ve been talking about RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner and just how incredible it would be for Liverpool to sign the German superstar for the amount associated with his release clause. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Liverpool aren’t the only club that’s been paying attention. Per Kicker, Bayern Munich has been eyeing Liverpool’s approach and haven’t been particularly pleased about it.

The one thing that might tip things in Bayern’s favour? According to former Chelsea midfielder, Craig Burley, it would be whether or not Werner can expect to see playing time with Liverpool.

“You start thinking ‘Where’s he going to play?’,” Burley told ESPN FC this weekend.

“He plays a little bit on the left for Leipzig, plays down the middle, can play anywhere in that forward line, but then they’ve got a great front three at the moment. But then you’re thinking squad - you go and bolster that squad again because they’re going to be the team next year in the Premier League.”

The Bayern connection was a strong one last season, but the German club opted not to sign Werner last summer when they had the option to. It’s unclear if the interest from Bayern will actually affect Liverpool’s chances to sign the striker (beyond Burley’s wild speculation), or if Werner himself is interested in a move given neither he nor his agents have pushed for one.

It goes without saying that Liverpool will face stiff competition for any of the strikers on their shortlist, but the club is in a pretty good position to attract incredibly talented young players. At this point, it’s just a question of waiting and seeing what pans out.