It has been no secret that Liverpool have been persistently linked with Bundesliga duo Timo Werner and Jadon Sancho regarding a move this summer but according to The Express, Liverpool are unlikely to complete transfers for both players – unless the situations of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino were to change.
Liverpool are looking to strengthen the bulk of their squad in an attempt to remain competitive on all fronts once again next season.
The Reds are just two victories away from mathematically sealing the Premier League title and currently command an eye-watering 25-point lead over current holders Manchester City.
However, it remains to be seen whether Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect will get their hands on the trophy in the distant future following the spread and health concerns regarding Covid-19.
The Express report that Liverpool will only consider bringing both Sancho and Werner to Anfield if any of Mane, Salah or Firmino were expected to leave.
Respected journalist Melissa Reddy as per the Independent has recently claimed that the aforementioned trio are currently happy with life at Anfield and have currently shown no intent to leave the club.
Sancho, 19, is also a target of Liverpool’s bitter rivals Manchester United and is reportedly set to command a gargantuan fee of £120m.
Meanwhile, Werner has publically addressed his desire to represent Liverpool and has showcased he is a huge admirer of his fellow countryman Klopp. The German international reportedly has a buy-out clause of £51m if a deal is struck before a certain deadline in April.
“There’s one of the best managers in the world with Jurgen Klopp, and he is also German,” said Werner, speaking to Sky Germany.
“Many things suggest that I would maybe fit in (at Liverpool) very well with my playing style.
“But I don’t think about that at the moment because we have so much to do with Leipzig.”
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It has been highlighted persistently that Liverpool main transfer policies are dictated fundamentally around plausibility and cost.
With this in mind, it is unlikely Klopp will look to spend over £150m on improving the club’s forward options when they already possess the world’s most feared attacking trident.
However, Liverpool’s lack in depth in the attack has been stark this season following insufficient firepower from the bench with Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi both struggling this season to find any sustained form.
Sancho would command a nine-figure sum to bring the Englishman’s services to Anfield which could throw off the Reds considering there would be no guarantee that the Borussia Dortmund front-man will walk into Liverpool’s line-up making Werner the cheaper and more likely option.