Liverpool could sign Timo Werner this summer for just £25m, reports in Germany claim. The RB Leipzig striker has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in recent months. Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea are all said to be keeping an eye on the 23-year-old.
Werner has talked up a move to Liverpool to team up with his countryman Jurgen Klopp.
Speaking after Leipzig’s 5-0 win against Schalke last weekend, the German said: “Jurgen Klopp is the best coach in the world.
“There is a lot to suggest that my style of play would suit there (Liverpool).”
Three days previously, Werner branded Liverpool ‘the best team in the world’ are their 1-0 win at Tottenham in the Champions League.
“Liverpool are the best team in the world at the moment,” he said.
“And when you’re linked with that team it makes me very proud.
“It’s a pleasure but I know Liverpool play a lot of good players.
“I have to improve myself and to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”
And according to German outlet Sport1, Werner has a £25m (€30m) release clause in his Leipzig contract.
They say Liverpool would only have to pay £25m plus a guarantee of performance-related bonuses.
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Sport1 add that Klopp is a fan of the German, who has netted 27 goals in all competitions for Leipzig.
The Liverpool boss was asked about his opinion on Werner earlier this week, however, Klopp remained coy.
“I can’t say whether we are interested or not,” he said.
“Timo is a very good player. It’s not unusual for him to be linked with us.
“After all, I’m a German coach who works abroad. But it’s not automatically the case that we sign 12 German internationals every year.”
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Liverpool edged past West Ham in the Premier League on Monday night to maintain their unbeaten record this season.
The Reds won 3-2 at Anfield with Klopp’s men coming from behind to win.
Georginio Wijnaldum, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane netted for Liverpool.
The win leaves Liverpool 22 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City with 11 games remaining.
Klopp’s men have won 26 of their 27 Premier League games this time out.
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