RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick has confirmed that Timo Werner has been offered a new contract.
He told Sport Bild: “All points of view have been exchanged, and there is a signature from our side. But I don’t ask him or his agent every week what things look like.
“There is still plenty of time until the end of the season. After that, it will certainly be another topic that we will address, depending on what happens.”
If Werner turns down a contract extension at RB Leipzig, Liverpool need to be first in line to sign the £87million-rated forward.
Liverpool have been phenomenal this season but, funnily enough, the Reds’ attack has let them down. While Mane, Firmino and Salah have scored 45 Premier League goals this season, they haven’t been as clinical as they were last season.
Signing a forward like Werner, who has scored 57 goals in his last three seasons for RB Leipzig, would provide an entirely different dimension for Jurgen Klopp.
The German striker isn’t like Firmino in that he doesn’t contribute much to the buildup to a goal but is always looking to get into the box to finish off a move.
While Firmino’s all-round play is brilliantly balanced, he can sometimes be guilty of not being in the right spot at crucial moments.
While I think £87million is a bit steep for a player like Werner, I think closer to £55million would be a fair price.
His age and obvious talent make him a great option for Liverpool in the transfer market.