RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has effectively issued a come and get me plea to Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Germany international’s name was a hot topic during the January transfer window, with the Daily Mirror claiming he was a £60m target for Chelsea as well as the runaway Premier League leaders.
A move to Manchester United was mentioned in the gossip columns as they sought to bring in a new centre-forward as cover for the injured Marcus Rashford before signing Odion Ighalo on loan until the end of the season.
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As a result, there was to be no transfer for Werner in January which has worked in Leipzig’s favour.
Werner was on target in the 1-0 Champions League round of 16 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in midweek and netted his 27th goal of the season across all competitions in a 5-0 thrashing of Schalke in the Bundesliga on Saturday evening.
But it’s the 23-year-old’s comments after the game which has sparked talk of him handing a blow to Chelsea and Frank Lampard by making a summer move to Anfield.
After heaping praise on Klopp, Werner admitted that Liverpool’s style of play is suited to him.
“Jurgen Klopp is the best coach in the world,” he told Sky Germany.
“There is much to suggest that I would fit in well with my style of play.”
With that said, Dietmar Hamman believes his compatriot should look to join either Chelsea or Man United because he’d be unlikely to dislodge one of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane or Roberto Firmino when the trio are fit.
“Timo Werner has continuously improved, he has scored again in the Champions League and has already scored more than 20 goals in the Bundesliga this season,” Hamann said.
“I trust him to play in a very big team soon. It is of course an honour for him to be linked with Liverpool. The question is: does he match Liverpool? For me he…