Timo Werner has fuelled a summer move to Liverpool after admitting that he is proud to be linked with a club of their stature.
Speaking to Viasport via The Daily Mail following RB Leipzig’s 1-0 win against Tottenham last night, in which Werner scored the sole goal of the evening, the German international revealed that he sees the links to Liverpool as a pleasure, though the attacker admitted that he doesn’t think he is yet up to the level of quality to play for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The 23-year-old forward has been hotly tipped for a summer move to Liverpool, with BILD reporting that the Premier League leaders view Werner as ‘the perfect player’ to improve the Merseyside club’s already stacked attack, and the Bundesliga star is seemingly keen for a move to the English giants.
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Werner said after Leipzig’s massive win over Spurs when asked about the Reds: “I know that Liverpool is the best team at the moment in the world and when you are linked with that team it makes me very proud. It’s a pleasure but I know that Liverpool play a lot of good players and I have to improve myself and I need to learn many more things to get to that level and to play there.”
With a Transfermarkt valuation of £67.5m and a skillset that would suit Liverpool’s style of attack, it seems that it is slowly becoming a matter of ‘when’ Klopp makes the move for Werner rather than ‘if’, and the attacker could be the ideal player to improve the Reds’ frontline.
Werner’s reputation as a versatile attacker as positional stats from Transfermarkt show will be much welcomed for Klopp who could use the German in a whole manner of different roles and systems, and with the youngster seemingly keen on joining Liverpool, the reigning Champions League holders could well start next season with the definitive best attack in world football.