Jurgen Klopp has held a virtual meeting with Timo Werner, according to reports. Liverpool’s interest in the forward appears to be particularly advanced.
SportBild claims that Klopp and Werner held a meeting virtually over Easter. Unable to meet physically, of course, the two appear to have held a video call to discuss a move.
This suggests that Liverpool’s interest in Werner isn’t just surface level but that moves have happened. In fact, after the Virgil van Dijk debacle in 2017, we’d imagine that the Reds have talked with RB Leipzig already.
The Independent claimed at the start of May that Liverpool wanted Werner for £50m. They believe that the club is being very cautious, however, and needs to decide if they can afford a huge outlay in the current economic climate.
What RTK has to say
Taking everything we’ve seen, it really does seem that Liverpool simply need to green-light this one. They clearly want him, they know the price, and Klopp has talked with him.
It’s following the exact pattern you’d expect from a major transfer, especially at Liverpool. What hasn’t followed the pattern, however, is the suspension of all football and a global economic crisis.
Everyone would expect this one to be done soon if not for the huge uncertainty surrounding everything. Liverpool obviously believe he’s the player for them and he appears happy to join.
We really do hope this one gets over the line. If it doesn’t, we’d understand – £50m is a huge risk right now – but Werner would be a fantastically exciting signing.
And if things clear up a little, this would surely be finalised in a matter of days.