Liverpool have long been linked with a move for Timo Werner. The German striker has been flirting with The Reds in the media recently. Recent comments made by Timo Werner could be indicative of a big summer for Liverpool in the transfer market.
Werner scored the winner on Wednesday night when RB Leipzig edged past Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The 23-year-old converted from the spot after Ben Davies’ clumsy foul led to a penalty for the visitors.
Speaking after the game, Timo Werner commented on reported Liverpool interest. The German told Viasport:
“I know that Liverpool is the best team at the moment in the world. When you’re linked with that team it makes me very proud.
“It’s a pleasure but I know that Liverpool have a lot of good players and I have to improve myself, to learn much more things to get on this level to play there.”
Now, whilst this can be read as a respectful ‘come and get me’ plea from the striker, it has further reaching implications.
These comments by Timo Werner could reflect how the rest of the footballing world see Anfield.
If Werner is referring to Jürgen Klopp’s men as ‘the best in the world’ and is ‘very proud’ to be linked, then more potential Liverpool targets may feel the same.
Previously we have seen the most coveted players in the world snapped up by the grandeur of Real Madrid and Barcelona, or the money bags of Manchester City and Chelsea.
Now, Liverpool can compete financially and are a destination for ambitious footballers, as seen in Timo Werner’s comments.
Fingers crossed we capitalise on our lofty position and make the signings to secure an era of dominance, they want to be here after all.