According to Sky Sports, Liverpool have no immediate plans to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the January transfer window.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – JANUARY 18: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Union Berlin at Red Bull Arena on January 18, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

Werner, 23, is one of the most in-demand players across Europe following an emphatic title-chasing campaign for RB Leipzig.

Reports from German outlet Bild this week claimed Liverpool is Werner’s preferred destination should he decide to move to the Premier League.

The Champions League holders will continue to monitor the German international alongside a number of top European clubs including Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.

However, Liverpool will not be making an approach to land the former Stuttgart forward in January. The report also states that it remains a question of when he decides to move on after Werner opted to extend his Leipzig contract until 2023 last summer.

Werner has 25 goals in 26 appearances for the Bundesliga leaders this season – he also has registered 10 assists. With 20 goals in the German top-tier, only Robert Lewandowski can boast the same strike ratio in front of goal this campaign.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – JANUARY 18: Timo Werner of RB Leipzig controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1. FC Union Berlin at Red Bull Arena on January 18, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Getty Images)

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Whilst it shouldn’t be a priority for Liverpool to seriously consider adding Werner to Jurgen Klopp’s world-conquering squad in January, the German will certainly be a welcomed addition for the following season – especially if Liverpool are to claim their first Premier League title.

 

According to reports from Sky Sports, Liverpool are willing to offload Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer – they would need to receive an offer of at least £25.5m.

The former Stoke City forward has only started three times for Liverpool this season and FSG could be tempted to cash-in whilst his value is still high.

On top of that, Liverpool’s forward options will be further depleted in the winter period with the likes of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both competing in the Africa Cup of Nations in January 2021.

It could prove to be a make-or-break period for Liverpool who will definitely be without two of their top-scorers for up to six matches. Werner could certainly help ease the burden of the squad during the AFCON period.

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