In an interview with calciomercato.com, reliable journalist Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Liverpool are still interested in signing RB Leipzig ace Timo Werner in preparation for next season – with the German looking like a prolific alternative to Roberto Firmino.
Romano, speaking to the Italian outlet, claimed that Liverpool are ‘trying to strike up’ negotiations with the Bundesliga side over Werner’s signature when asked if any Italian clubs are also interested in signing the 24-year-old.
Werner has bagged a staggering 21 goals and seven assists in just 24 domestic starts this campaign and could be seen as a viable goalscoring alternative to current Reds striker Firmino – who by comparison has netted just eight strikes whilst assisting seven others according to WhoScored.
Should we try to sign Timo Werner?
Indeed, club legend Jamie Carragher also confirmed to Sky Sports that while our Brazilian forward hasn’t had a bad campaign by any stretch, this 2019/2020 season also debatably hasn’t been his most fruitful either.
A past report from the Independent indicated that manager Jurgen Klopp is a ‘big admirer’ of the player and could be willing to bring him to Anfield at the right price, with Werner currently valued at around £50 million.
Judging by his past endorsements, a swoop for the Germany international might not be such a bad idea – with RB Leipzig teammate Tyler Adams lauding him in the past.
Speaking to ESPN, squad member Adams waxed lyrical over Werner’s capabilities – going on to suggest that the player is ‘absolutely rapid’.
If these rumours do come to fruition, and we decide to finally capture him, there is little denying that he could potentially become a great asset.