Timo Werner to Liverpool continues on, for ages now.
Every time his name pops up, it actually feels like it’s getting closer & closer.
There’s no denying he’s the hottest prospect in Europe along with Kai Havertz.
Timo Werner is rated very highly by not only RB Leipzig but also by everyone including our very own Jurgen Klopp.
He has been performing seasons after season & only continues to get better.
Currently he’s only behind Lewandowski as the best forward in Bundesliga.
But he’s different in more ways than one.
Extremely pacy, athletic, agile & versatile.
A natural no.9 but can play extremely well as a winger on the left wing.
And on top of everything a lethal goalscorer who provides assists.
Why Timo Werner likely & Kai Havertz unlikely?
Timo Werner is the perfect player for Liverpool’s system.
And he also fits the profile of Liverpool’s recruitment strategy; players from the age of 19-24.
The data derived from his games, all of the stats show him to be a Klopp type of player.
He can drop deep to play a no.10, drift wide as a winger and open spaces for his team-mates just like Firmino.
Werner has almost the same ability that of Firmino but he’s more of a prolific goal-scorer.
Coming on to the interesting part Melissa Reddy, who closely covers Liverpool, earlier this month talked about Liverpool’s summer plans.
She clearly talked about Havertz, Sancho & Mbappe to not happen at all unless one of the star players leave.
Which isn’t going to happen.
Further on she talked about Lallana & Clyne to leave in the summer.
Lallana has been confirmed to leave, Clyne soon enough.
Sorry to break the bubble for “Mbappe 2020” guys.
Also, the amount asked by Leverkusen for Havertz is way too much, €130m where as Liverpool & Klopp see him at a price of £80m.
Seems just about right for a 20 y/o regardless of his special talents, still a raw product full of uncertainty.
So, let’s take a look at what I’m saying? Can you see any mention of Timo Werner?
The speculation about Werner & what Melissa Reddy said kept bugging me for the good, actually.
A serious sign for us to feel something’s cooking up.
Werner deal behind the curtains & Harry Wilson..
Liverpool get deals done silently.
They are clever, Michael Edwards is a genius when it comes to being a closer.
Then again we really don’t know what will our move be?
Now, a day ago.
There have been reports about Liverpool stepping up their pursuit for Timo Werner.
I talked about it previously in my article, Liverpool denied the pursuit earlier, I was sure that was not the case.
Nothing is concrete yet & I would suggest you all the same to not think its done.
It’s a mere speculation.
Werner would be available for €60m (£51m) because of his release clause.
Not a bad fee & certainly much cheaper & a viable option than Havertz or Sancho.
Liverpool’s relationship with RB clubs is exceptional.
Talks aren’t going on yet it doesn’t mean nothing is happening, I believe.
He wants this move, Liverpool is a team with a complete puzzle but this piece in Werner make it more better.
Firmino can drop deep as a no.10 with him as a no.9, imagine the interchanges & movement among the 4 of them.
Also, Mane & Salah will leave for AFCON duty earlier next season which means Liverpool need more depth.
Gini Wijnaldum’s future is in a shaky situation.
But recently reports suggest contract talks have initiated but nothing confirmed.
However, lastly about Harry Wilson, the youngster who caught everybody’s eye back at Derby County on loan.
Harry Wilson’s performances have dropped.
His loan clause made Bournemouth to give him more game time.
Primarily for experience but after a few good performances earlier this season, he faded away.
It was an opportunity for him to show he’s ready to break into the first team.
Sadly it didn’t happen.
Even though Jurgen Klopp likes him, he doesn’t feel he has done enough to show him he’s capable of breaking into the 1st team squad.
Along with the emergence of Curtis Jones, it is likely Wilson will be sold.
Football Insider reports about a £30m asking price set for him by Liverpool.