Date: 4th May 2020 at 12:30pm
Written by: Jimmy Light

According to a report from transfer ‘expert’ Nicolo Schira, Liverpool have reportedly offered RB Leipzig striker and long-time target Timo Werner a big money Anfield move and are in ‘advanced talks‘ to sign the player next summer. 

Werner, who has bagged a noteworthy 21 goals and seven assists for the Bundesliga outfit this season, helping the club climb to third in a bid to challenge for the title, is currently at the centre of a transfer saga – with recent links strongly hinting a switch to Merseyside is on the cards.

The German international, once described as ‘unique‘ by teammate Tyler Adams in an interview with ESPN, is apparently at the centre of manager Jurgen Klopp’s plans as he looks for further striking options who can potentially challenge Reds star Roberto Firmino.

Now, this report from Schira indicates that we are willing to splash the cash on a huge contract offer in order to entice the 24-year-old with a Premier League move.

Indeed, apparently the Reds have tabled a five-year contract offer with wages reaching up to €10 million (£8.7 million) per season including bonuses – roughly equating to around €192,000-per-week.

Should Liverpool offer Werner a lucrative deal?

Absolutely, he is worth every penny

Absolutely, he is worth every penny

No, preserve the wage bill

No, preserve the wage bill

According to spotrac, this would make Werner the second-highest paid Liverpool player in the squad just behind Mohamed Salah – potentially highlighting a clear indication of just how much Klopp rates his compatriot.

Statistics courtesy of WhoScored can perhaps outline why our manager feels this way, with Werner averaging a superior amount of shots and key passes per game over Firmino domestically this campaign.

Whether or not our reported offer could be enough to attract the player’s signature remains to be seen, but one thing may be certain, Klopp appears to be an admirer.