Speaking to German newspaper Sport Bild, reported via ESPN, Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita has urged the Reds to sign RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.
Keita previously played with Werner for the Bundesliga club, prior to his arrival at Anfield in the summer. The 24-year-old midfielder told the paper, “we played really well together at Leipzig, and he was one of my best mates.” When considering Werner’s future, he continued, “it’s clear: should he move, then I ask Timo to join us here at Liverpool.”
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Werner’s form in recent seasons may well be attracting potential suitors. The 22-year-old has been prolific so far this season, racking up eleven goals in twenty Bundesliga appearances to date, as per Transfermarkt’s statistics.
Jurgen Klopp may be looking to bring a new striker to Anfield in the summer, with Daniel Sturridge’s current contract with the Reds set to expire at the end of this campaign. However, Werner will have a big job on his hands to displace either Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino for the right to lead the line for Liverpool.
Lots of Liverpool fans are excited about this potential acquisition though, with many taking to Twitter to discuss the 23-cap Germany international…
— Adri_Pltr (@adrienpelletier) 13 February 2019
Timo would be a great signing. A rapid striker.
— Ruben (@YNWAruben) 13 February 2019
Would be a great move considering Sturridge will be leaving in the summer
— Iam_tapout_zw (@addieytapoutZW) 13 February 2019
Yes please that would give us much needed quality up front
— (@Ericconstance2) 13 February 2019
Go on, Naby…but at the end of the day when push comes to shove, I will be very surprised if Timo Werner is plying his trade next season in the red of Liverpool.
— Neil Burns (@Kloppfollower72) 13 February 2019
Come on Timo , join the red revolution!!! YNWA
— Amar Singh (@THEKOP_AS_1) 13 February 2019
We can get anyone we want at this point
— Xam (@ACertainWaye) 13 February 2019
See out the three Icardi is the most clinical but having him comes trouble. Dybala isn’t a forward but I want Timo Werner he’s what we’re missing
— Ryan Eddy (@ryaneddy19) 13 February 2019