Liverpool must pay £60m for RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner

Liverpool are yet to bring in any new players ahead of Thursday’s closure of the transfer window. However, the Reds are being linked with one player in a blockbuster summer move.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner continues to be linked with a transfer to Anfield. German media has reported RB Leipzig have put a £60 million price tag on the striker.

The amount isn’t astronomical in today’s player market. Werner will have just one year left on his Leipzig contract at the end of the current season.

The German club will need to make a deal or face losing the German international for free.

Liverpool will be in the market for a new striker as Daniel Sturridge is expected to leave. Meanwhile Divock Origi may also be shown the exit.

LiverpoolRedsFCBlog’s Take

Werner is a solid striker that has proven himself in Germany with Leipzig as well as in European competition. The price is very attractive, especially with the potential Werner has. I question whether Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will need to adjust Liverpool’s style of play to accommodate him.

Roberto Firmino is a pressing No. 9 who can score and create. Werner is more of a pacy No. 9 with good finishing technique. He reminds me of a Lukas Podolski, but a much better finisher.

If Liverpool want a player similar to Firmino, I would like to see Eintracht Frankfurt’s Ante Rebic. He wants to play in the Premier League and his intensity and pace would fit Liverpool far better.

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