Timo Werner has been strongly and reliably linked to Liverpool since last summer. He’s also the last holdout—the one transfer rumor that just won’t go away—despite the world ending from the coronavirus pandemic.
Recent reports, i.e. since countries went into lock-down mode as the rapidly worsening situation became readily apparent for even the Boris Johnsons and Donald Trumps of the world, have been less reliable. Instead of James Pearce and Melissa Reddy, we get The Express or The Daily Mail or their tabloid counterparts out of Spain, Germany, or elsewhere.
Which brings us to the German publication Bild, which reported that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was keen to meet Leipzig striker Timo Werner, once this whole business of sickness and death from the novel coronavirus was over. The story was then picked up by The Express.
Liverpool’s interest in Werner was about as nailed-on as these things can be, with the aforementioned Pearce even saying that he’d be shocked if the deal didn’t go through. That was mere weeks before the suspension of Premier League action.
Now, no one can reasonably say what the future of transfers will be. The vast majority of clubs will be in severe financial straits, and many might want to hold on to their best players with the fates of this season and next unknown.
But if Werner is still a top target once we get through this mess, it is likely that Klopp will want to have a sit down with the young and talented German striker. Or, have a sit down with anyone, for that matter.