According to a recent report by Abendzeitung, Liverpool are lining up an offer to secure the services of Red Bull Leipzig striker Timo Werner. The same report goes on to state that Jurgen Klopp is a big admirer of the German international’s talents and is looking to add him to improve his attacking options at Merseyside despite the Bundesliga prospect previously admitting his desire to seal a move to Manchester United.
However, the Daily Star has also revealed that the Reds will face stiff competition from the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona in pursuit of the German forward’s signature. Werner has been a productive goal-scorer for Leipzig over the past couple of years and is considered as one of the best strikers in the German top-flight.
The 22-year-old sensation has been in fine form for the Bundesliga outfit this season, scoring 12 goals while grabbing three assists across all competitions. He has also represented his nation at various youth levels and has now become an integral part of the German national team.
Werner has scored nine goals in 23 matches for Joachim Lowe’s side and is expected to represent his country for years to come.
What Will Werner Bring To Anfield?
The German prospect has incredible pace and is a very capable dribbler with the ball at his feet. Werner has a knack for making some well-timed runs behind the opposition defence, and more importantly, he knows how to find the back of the net on a consistent basis. The Leipzig frontman would be a terrific addition to Jurgen Klopp’s attack as he can be a significant goal-threat up top which should free up space for Roberto Firmino to operate in a free-flowing attacking role in midfield.
There is no doubt that Werner will bring a lot of quality to the Liverpool attack, which is already brimming with exceptional talents such as Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri and Firmino. Klopp could also be the ideal manager to help Werner get the best out of his game as he has done with so many other players in the current Liverpool squad.
The Right Fit For Klopp?
Werner will not only be an excellent fit for the Reds but would also add more goals to the Liverpool attack which has underperformed and has not been able to live up to their potential this season.