Timo Werner “should change clubs” if he will not renew his deal at RB Leipzig, Ralf Rangnick told German TV station Sport1.
The rumoured Liverpool target has been subject of transfer rumours ever since refusing to sign a new deal at Leipzig.
His manager, Rangnick, has seemingly told Werner to move on and make his decision if he doesn’t want to stay.
“Our position is that if he does not renew the contract, he should change clubs.
“He would first have to agree with a club and this club would have to contact RB, which has not happened to my knowledge.”
The news will further encourage Liverpool to pursue a deal for the 23-year-old forward.
Klopp will be looking to strengthen his squad following a good campaign, and will need reinforcements for his main attacking trio.
Mané, Salah and Firmino are heavily relied upon by Liverpool, so another proven goalscorer in the squad would be beneficial.
Werner fits the bill – a young, mobile and potent striker who would be an upgrade on the likes of Sturridge.
He’s had another good season, scoring 19 goals alongside 11 assists in 36 games in all competitions.
Werner would provide Liverpool with a different option too, as he can be a more direct striker.
He has good hold-up play and aerial capabilities, along with a solid work rate so it’s not surprising Klopp’s interested.
It would certainly add another weapon to Liverpool’s attacking arsenal and make them even more of a threat.
Werner may be put off by the idea that he may find first team game time limited, however.
It’s tough to see how anyone can break into the team ahead of Mané, Salah and Firmino.
He would be ideal cover for injuries and for rotation, but will he swap first team football for that?
Whatever happens, it looks like Werner will leave Leipzig this summer, but will he end up on Merseyside?