Liverpool must move for Timo Werner, potentially ruining Everton's reported transfer plans

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool with Marco Silva Manager of Everton during  the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield...

Liverpool-linked Timo Werner could be on the move from RB Leipzig.

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT)  Jurgen Klopp Manager of Liverpool with Marco Silva Manager of Everton during  the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC at Anfield...

Liverpool already have bags of attacking talent, but one striker may just tempt Jurgen Klopp into the transfer market this summer.

The Reds have seen Roberto Firmino go through ups and downs this season, so bringing in another striker isn't beyond all realms of possibility, and Timo Werner has been heavily linked.

The Liverpool Echo report that Liverpool are keepings tabs on RB Leipzig forward Werner, with Klopp understood to be a fan of his compatriot.

 

Liverpool may now be on red alert, as Werner has rejected a new deal with the Bundesliga side, and has just one year left on his current contract, meaning a summer exit may be on the cards.

This is certainly the time for Liverpool to make their move. Daniel Sturridge is leaving and Divock Origi's future is unclear, so adding one quality striker to compete with Firmino would give Liverpool another dimension going forward.

Whilst Firmino brings great work rate and technique, Werner has bags of pace and loves to run off the shoulder of the last man, giving Klopp another devastating option in attack, whilst he could be signed for great value given his contract situation.

Timo Werner of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and 1. FSV Mainz 05 at Red Bull Arena on December 16, 2018 in...

The timing is perfect for Liverpool, and remarkably, it could have a major impact on local rivals Everton, given that Calciomercato claim that RB Leipzig forward Jean-Kevin Augustin is the Toffees' top attacking target this summer.

Leipzig would loathe to lose two talented young forwards in one transfer window, so Liverpool getting in for Werner quickly may leave Everton in a struggle to convince Leipzig to sell Augustin too.

Werner's quality is the main reason why Liverpool should move, but striking a blow to Everton's plans would also be a lovely bonus for the Reds.

Leipzig's French forward Jean-Kevin Augustin celebrates after scoring the 4-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match RB Leipzig vs VfL Wolfsburg in Leipzig, eastern...

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