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If RB Leipzig fail to do this, they could lose £87m rated Timo Werner to Liverpool

RB Leipzig cannot afford to miss out on Champions League football this season if they maintain any hopes of keeping Timo Werner at the club next season despite ongoing contract issues.

The Reds are putting summer transfer plans into place already ahead of a pivotal period for the club.

Fingers crossed, Jurgen Klopp and Michael Edwards will be able to use a Premier League crown as ammunition in their summer negotiations and will be targeting the best players in Europe to further bolster a squad that is coming along very nicely.

One player that is on the radar already but will be tough to sign is Leipzig’s Timo Werner and Ralf Rangnick needs to ensure that his side qualify for next season’s Champions League to stand a chance of keeping the German forward.

There is currently a four-way fight between the sides challenging to be the fourth German side to qualify for Champions League football, with Leipzig having to contend with Eintracht Frankfurt, Wolfsburg and Herta Berlin.

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The Die Roten Bullen are in pole position with 31 points but Hertha, who are seventh, are just three points behind but have played an extra game.

For Liverpool, who reached the final last season, are in the knockouts of the current edition and are five-time winners, would surely be an attractive destination for Werner.

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