Date: 6th May 2020 at 1:30pm
Written by: Jimmy Light

Writing in a piece for the Guardian, reliable Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is a ‘huge admirer‘ of long-time target Timo Werner but the club have asked for ‘more time‘ to consider a pursuit amid the recent global pandemic. 

The RB Leipzig forward, who has managed an impressive tally of 21 goals and seven assists in 24 Bundesliga starts this season, is currently at the centre of a transfer saga as Liverpool’s links to the Germany international continue to grow – with a recent report from claiming that Klopp already has ‘meetings scheduled’ to sign the player.

Indeed, as the 24-year-old attracts our alleged interest, journalist Romano has contributed to proceedings with his update – stating in his Guardian piece that while our boss is an admirer, Liverpool have asked for more time to consider a pursuit given recent circumstances with a global pandemic.

Should Liverpool play waiting game with Werner?

Yes, the market is unpredictable

Yes, the market is unpredictable

No, get the deal done

No, get the deal done

Due to recent events, the football season has been temporarily postponed to prevent further spread or infection, and the transfer market could be experiencing a ‘fall out‘ as a result.

The striker, described as ‘tremendous‘ by Bayern Munich defender Joshua Kimmich, has a €60 million (£52.7 million) release clause in his Leipzig contract.

However, before triggering the buy option, we are allegedly going to monitor the transfer window over the next few weeks to get a clear understanding over just how the market has been impacted.

Anfield is reportedly the striker’s ‘preferred‘ destination of choice, but he will also listen to other clubs like Inter Milan, Juventus and potentially Barcelona.

While most supporters would seemingly want the deal done as soon as possible, given the severity surrounding events, it may be understandable that we bide our time.