Timo Werner’s future is in Jurgen Klopp’s hands. Germany international will become a Merseyside giants footballer this summer if the German tactician decides to activate his £50m release clause and if he can convince the centre-forward he will play regularly next campaign.
Timo is almost sure to leave RB Leipzig in the summer because of his release clause, and he favours a move to the Merseyside club as long as he gets to play. In the past week, Werner has described the Reds as the best club in the world and Jurgen Klopp, the best manager in the world.
On the pitch, he is letting his displays do the talking. He scored in RB Leipzig’s Champions League win at Spurs last Wednesday, and he was on target again in the 5-0 win at Schalke on Saturday. That made it 28 goals so far this campaign for a Leipzig side who are only one point behind Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.
Leipzig fans expect Timo to leave at the end of the campaign, but a move to Reds is complicated because they already have arguably the best front three in the world. Timo accepts he would have a severe contest on his hands at Anfield in the shape of Mane, Firmino and Salah and to be fair to him he does not believe he is at their level yet.
If Merseyside club can give his representatives the assurances they need, then the German centre-forward playing for Liverpool next season becomes a real possibility.