Report suggests Liverpool showing strongest interest in Timo Werner

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates after his side score their third during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Swansea City at Anfield on December 26, 2017 in...

Liverpool are plotting a summer move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner who is interesting some of their Premier League rivals.

Timo Werner of RB Leipzig scores his sides third goal during the UEFA Champions League group G match between AS Monaco and RB Leipzig at Stade Louis II on November 21, 2017 in Monaco,...

According to a report from The Independent, Liverpool are currently the Premier League side that are showing the most interest in signing RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner in the summer.

Werner has been fantastic for Leipzig since the start of last season. The 22-year-old scored 21 league goals last term as Ralph Hasenhuttl's men stunned everyone in their first season in the Bundesliga, and he has followed that up with 10 strikes in 24 games this term.

Jurgen Klopp the head coach

Unsurprisingly, he is attracting plenty of attention. The Independent reports that there are a few top flight sides in England having a look, including Liverpool and Manchester United - the club that Werner has previously spoken of his desire to play for at some stage in his career.

However, while United may have a potential advantage, The Independent adds that Liverpool are the team showing the strongest interest by quite some distance as they look to add Werner in the same window that Naby Keita arrives at Anfield from the same club.

Leipzig's forward Timo Werner reacts after scoring the 2-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Munich on May 13, 2017 in Leipzig,...

Is Werner the final piece for Klopp?

It must be almost agonising for Liverpool fans to look at the current squad and see how close they are to having a team that looks capable of really challenging for the title next season.

Jurgen Klopp has constructed a brilliant attacking unit and made some clever additions elsewhere on the pitch, so they are surely down to those final pieces in the jigsaw and adding Werner would arguably see the team take a further step forward. 

There would still be some question marks, but adding Werner to come in alongside Keita would undoubtedly leave many suggesting that the Reds are the team that stand the best chance of denying Manchester City another title next season.

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