23 Mar 2017

Confirmed: 'Extraordinary' €20m Klopp target wants to 'play' for 'special' Liverpool 'at Anfield'. Sign ASAP?

One of the Bundesliga's top goalscorers has (indirectly) confirmed that he'd consider a future transfer to Liverpool.

Last week, the Daily Mail claimed:

"Liverpool have checked on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. LFC scouts have watched Leipzig for over a year and Werner has grabbed their attention".

When asked this week about a transfer to Liverpool, €20m-rated Werner told Sportbild:

"To play at Anfield and hear fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone ' would be something special. England has a different feel, but I am also still young player."

Werner could've rejected the speculation, but whatever way you slice it, this is a very clear admission of interest. Some info about Werner, who is nicknamed 'Turbo Timo' by the media:

* 21-year old striker, who can also play on either wing. Contract expires: 2020

* Stuttgart: 25 goals/assists in 103 apps (One every 230 mins)

* Leipzig: 21 goals/assists in 24 apps (One every 87 mins)

* Aug 2013: Became Stuttgart's youngest ever player. Also the youngest player in Bundesliga history to reach the 100 game milestone.

* Feb 2017: Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhüttl claimed: "Timo is currently the best German striker, and he has qualities that are extraordinary".

As Werner notes, he's 'still a young player', and at the age of 21, there's no credible developmental reason for him to leave high-flying Leipzig, especially if the club qualifies for the Champions League.

Werner starts every game for Leipzig in one of the world's top leagues, so the only reason for him to leave is (arguably) money. Plus, this is Werner's first season as a prolific goalscorer, and instead of taking the plunge so early, it makes sense to see if he can replicate his form over a couple of seasons.

If Werner is stupid enough to leave Leipzig, then he deserves to end up like Divock Origi: a bit-part player scratching out sub appearances every now and again.


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