According to the Daily Mirror, Liverpool’s reported deal for Timo Werner will be decided by Jurgen Klopp with the German international’s fellow countryman the deciding factor as to whether a potential deal will materialise.
Werner, 23, has had a sensational season for RB Leipzig this season scoring 21 Bundesliga goals in 23 matches – he has also converted four Champions League goals including the winning-goal during Leipzig’s 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur.
With a reported release clause of just £50m, Werner appears destined for a move away from the Red Bull Arena with a number of clubs certainly willing to pay a low fee in what has become an inflated market.
Sky Sports have indicated that the deal could hinge on whether Klopp deems the move a transfer the Reds wish to pursue and more importantly as to whether he can guarantee Werner gametime with Roberto Firmino Liverpool’s first-choice No.9.
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The Independent recently reported that plausibility and cost are the vital determining factors for any summer moves materialising for the Premier League champions-elect.
With this in mind, Werner would categorically tick both boxes with £50m considered to small change for an upcoming European pedigreed goalscorer.
When you consider the fact that West Ham and Newcastle United bought Sebastien Haller and Joelinton for £10m cheaper it could make Werner’s potential Anfield arrival a no brainer for Klopp and FSG.