Date: 27th April 2020 at 8:00am
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Liverpool have no plans in moving for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Those are the words of Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor, despite earlier reports suggesting that the German was “ready to sign” when the summer transfer window opens its doors.

Now, there appears to have been a dramatic U-turn in a saga that has gone on since last year. It is understandable why we are interested in Werner’s services, having scored 27 goals and provided 12 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions this season.

The report did not rule the transfer out entirely, but O’Connor revealed that he was told this move for the Germany international is not likely to take place soon.

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“From what we have been hearing, even going back to the January transfer window, this one is very unlikely”, he said. “During the last window, I was told Liverpool had no plans to sign him then and no plans to sign him in the summer and recently that message was repeated with regards to when the next window opens.”

O’Connor added that we would be silly not to keep tabs on Werner, who is one of Europe’s most clinical strikers, with the man himself making it clear that he wants to make the move to Anfield.

The Reds recently boosted our attacking resolve by bringing in RB Salzburg’s Takumi Minamino for £7.5m but has not got off to the start that we all would have wanted.

This news will no doubt disappoint Liverpool fans, but because of the current global situation, it may be one of the reasons behind us taking a step back at this stage from the 88-goal man.

As James Pearce said, I would be surprised if Werner goes through his playing career without playing for us.