Ralf Rangnick told Kicker that RB Leipzig are yet to receive a bid for Timo Werner and Liverpool should test the waters with a £25m offer.

He said: “Timo is of the opinion that he does not want to extend the contract.

“So far, no club has reported their interest or said they would speak with Timo and want to sign him.

“It’s not a good idea for Timo to go into the final year of his contract, which could be difficult for his relationship with the fans depending on how his performance turns out.

Timo Werner.

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“My opinion is that Timo fits best here, also in terms of style of play. If I were his advisor or father, I would clearly advise him to stay and extend his contract. When a really big club comes in for him and he wants to leave, he can still do that.”


Liverpool have been linked with a move for the German international in the past, with the Mirror claiming that both the Merseysiders and Bayern Munich are interested in signing Werner.

He scored 22 goals and assisted another seven goals last season and would be the perfect understudy to Roberto Firmino, who has been overused at Anfield over the last few seasons.

Roberto Firmino

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The Brazilian is an excellent player but given how intense his style of play is, he cannot be allowed to play the maximum number of games every season as he tends to burn out before the new year.

Signing a backup like Werner would be brilliant in that it would mean the level of quality wouldn’t decrease if Firmino was rested and it would also mean that Klopp could rest the former Hoffenheim midfielder whenever he needed to.

Liverpool should make a cheeky £25m bid to see if RB Leipzig are ready to let the German go.

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