Timo Werner will certainly be under consideration when Jurgen Klopp seeks to strengthen Liverpool’s attacking ranks in the summer transfer window.
The RB Leipzig striker has been tipped to move on at the end of the season ahead of the expiry of his current contract in June 2020.
Negotiations over an extension seemingly remain ongoing, although reports out of Germany suggest Leipzig would be willing to sell up.
Liverpool have somewhat unsurprisingly emerged as potential suitors as they look to find a suitable top tier backup to Roberto Firmino.
When asked if there is interest in Werner during his live Q&A, the Liverpool Echo’s James Pearce said: “He’s certainly on his radar but whether that leads to anything it’s too early to say.”
“Klopp has big hopes for Rhian Brewster but you can’t have a teenage rookie as the only real back-up for Firmino.
He added: “One issue Liverpool have got with recruiting an attacker is that the front line of Firmino, Mane and Salah miss so little football. It would have to be someone content with being a squad player. Whether Werner would be happy with that role, I’m not so sure.”
Both Naby Keita and Sadio Mane recently promised to welcome Werner to the club with open arms should a move to Merseyside be on the cards.
To land a player of his calibre would be a meaningful step towards competing with the strength in depth that has allowed title rivals Manchester City to challenge in all four competitions this season.
With both Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi likely to depart, there also promises to be a significant void for Klopp to fill beneath his front three.
Werner has scored 13 goals in 24 games so far this season, taking his overall tally to 56 in 101 since signing for Leipzig from Stuttgart in 2016.