Liverpool have a decent amount of attacking options in the current squad. Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah represent The Reds’ current forward corps, but Jurgen Klopp wants to add at least one more player in the coming months.
The Premier League giants are reportedly keen to add another striker to their ranks, because Divock Origi will be on loan at Wolfsburg until the end of the season while Danny Ings is out of favour with the current coaching staff. And the prefered option is no other than Timo Werner.
The RB Leipzig star is one of the best attackers in the Bundesliga, and has taken the league by storm over the past two years. He also managed to become a regular name in the German National Team, and all signs indicate he is ready to take the next step and play in a more competitive environment. Liverpool know that, and are already planning to offer a substantial amount of cash to RB Leipzig.
Liverpool are used to do business with the German side, though, as they already acquired Naby Keita with an eye towards the 2018-19 season.
The Germany forward has been linked with a transfer to Bayern Munich, but club president Oliver Mintzlaff said the German champions are no longer interested. “We had a pleasant lunch and dinner with FC Bayern, with Mr Rummenigge and Mr Hoeness. We talked about everything,” Mintzlaff said on German TV station, Sport 1. “But we did not talk about Timo Werner. Therefore there is no enquiry or offer.”
It seems Liverpool have an open path to acquire the talented forward. Now it remains to be seen whether they can take advantage of that.