Friday 24 May 2019

Leipzig chief says Liverpool may be an option for German striker Timo Werner

Germany’s Timo Werner
Germany’s Timo Werner

Harry Clarke

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner could join Liverpool in the summer, according to the club's CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.

Jurgen Klopp has been linked with the German international in recent months and the exciting talent looks certain to leave Leipzig with Bayern Munich and Liverpool favourites to secure his signature.

Munich have been strongly linked with the 23-year-old, but Mintzlaff has said Liverpool is also an option for Werner.

"The situation is still the same. Timo Werner would rather not sign an extension," he told Sky. "But that could change.

"I don't think it's completely out of the question that he could extend his deal. We haven't talked to Bayern Munich about Timo Werner yet.

"Maybe he doesn't even want to go to Munich. Maybe he would rather join Tuchel in Paris, Klopp at Liverpool or Favre at Dortmund."

Meanwhile, defender Andy Robertson is hoping that no players go the other way and leave Anfield.

The Scotland captain warned the back-to-back champions Man City the Reds are "here to stay" when it comes to contesting domestic honours, and believes the group Jurgen Klopp has assembled can remain united as they attempt to do that.

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"We are a tight-knit group, a young group, so hopefully we will be here for many years and we will be a better team in terms of maturity and experience next year," said the left-back.

"Whether we can put in the performances remains to be seen but we hope we can.

"It is an incredible squad and I love being a part of it. I am sure we have learned a lot of lessons this season, and we just need to take that into next.

"Fingers-crossed we don't lose anyone. We are a tight group and we don't want to lose anyone. We will go into next season as strong as ever."

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