Werner release clause £20m less than first claimed in Liverpool transfer boost

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their pursuit of Timo Werner with reports his release clause is significantly lower than originally claimed.

Werner has been linked with a move to the Reds and has launched a charm offensive by talking up Jurgen Klopp and his side.

It has been widely reported the in-demand striker would be available for a release clause of between £50million and £55million dependant upon the success of his current club, RB Leipzig, as long as it is triggered by the end of April.

But Sport1 have now claimed his release clause is actually worth just €30m (£25m) plus performance-based bonuses in news which will only increase levels of demand.

Numerous clubs have been linked with Werner, who scored in the Champions League against Tottenham last week and has 27 goals in 33 appearances this season.

But he has been vocal in his praise of Liverpool this week, labelling Jurgen Klopp the best coach in the world and fuelling rumours he could link up with the German at Anfield in the summer.

"Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the world at the moment," he told ViasportFotball.

"When you're linked with that team it makes you very proud but in case of that, it's a pleasure, but I know Liverpool have a lot of good players.

"I have to improve myself and to learn much more things to get on this level and to play there."

He also hailed Klopp, who is a known admirer of the Germany international and is considering him to add to his wealth of attacking options.

"Jurgen Klopp is the best coach in the world," Werner told Sky Germany.

"There is a lot to suggest that my style of play would suit there (Liverpool)."

Klopp responded to Werner's comments over the weekend and said: “On the one side, it’s easier if players see you as that.

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