For the RB Leipzig striker, who has accrued a total of 30 goals and 12 assists across all competitions this season, the Reds have long been linked with a swoop for.

Recent reports, however, had suggested that Liverpool had withdrawn its interest in Werner in the face of financial concerns arising from the coronavirus pandemic-with the release clause for the striker currently set at € 60 million ( £ 52.7 million).

Liverpool is thought to have had confidential talks with RB Leipzig already, in which they laid out their plans of signing Timo Werner. The transfer saga, as the Reds and other clubs acclimate to the changing financial environment, looks likely to be a key theme in the coming months.

The Liverpool board has recently been told by Jurgen Klopp of his intention to negotiate a deal this summer for Timo Werner.

Nevertheless, Klopp is eager to add Germany international to his ranks at Anfield, and the Liverpool boss has made it clear that Werner will be a ‘great’ signing, according to The Guardian.

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The article also indicates that Werner is intent on transferring to Merseyside and that Liverpool will have to trigger the release clause for the 24-year-old until June 15.

At the end of this season Plan, A for Liverpool was always to sign Werner.

Jurgen Klopp is set to lose Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as they travel off into the African Cup of Nations for up to six weeks next January.

The blunt truth is that the new in-reserve attacking options are not capable for such a prolonged period to step up to the challenge.

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