Liverpool Want to Sign RB Leipzig Forward Timo Werner

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According to The Independent, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly eyeing a move for the highly rated RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner in a bid to reunite him with midfielder Naby Keita who will join the Reds this summer.

Klopp is allegedly desperate to sign at least one forward before the next season starts, as he can currently rely only on Roberto Firmino in the central forward position, and he sees the 23-year-old German as the ideal candidate.

However, signing Werner from RB Leipzig might not be as easy as the Reds fans hope, since the Bunesliga outfit is widely regarded as one of the toughest negotiators in world football – and Liverpool should be very well aware of that, having negotiated with Leipzig for months before finally concluding the signing of Naby Keita.

Liverpool will probably have to convince the young forward to snub Arsenal, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in favor of Anfield, but before they do that they might need to convince him to leave the Bundesliga – as Metro reports, Werner might not be ready to leave RB Leipzig for at least a few more years.

Having enjoyed two stellar campaigns in the Bundesliga, there is no doubt Werner would be a welcome addition at Anfield, but Klopp might eventually have to look elsewhere for reinforcements, as this transfer seems unlikely at the moment.