RB Leipzig forward, Timo Werner has been linked with a move to Liverpool FC in recent days. Several reliable news outlets have mentioned about Jurgen Klopp’s genuine interest and Werner’s desire to leave for a new challenge.
The 23-year-old German international has been in scintillating form this season as he’s averaging a goal contribution every 70 minutes. He’s has already scored 29 goals and provided 7 assists in 42 appearances for the Bundesliga giant. However, does this transfer makes sense for the two sides?
Jurgen Klopp and his men have been on a roll for a while now, they’re yet to lose a match in the Premier League. In fact, they have lost a grand total of one match in the whole season, which was surprisingly against Napoli.
While the whole team has been impressive, the trio of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have been formidable. Liverpool’s front three are all quality footballers, but their combination together have provided the Reds with a goal scoring machine.
Reports have been circling around about Bayern Munich’s interest in Roberto Firmino with some suggesting that the Bundesliga champions are preparing a €75 million bid for the Brazilian international.
Timo Werner’s release clause has been quoted to be around €60 million mark. Given if Liverpool do sell Roberto Firmino and replace him with Werner, they still won’t be making any significant financial profit. While the cost they might end up paying on the pitch can be significant. They would be disrupting a well gelled partnership amongst their front three while also losing significant goals in Firmino.
Given how Liverpool’s trio have performed, even someone of Timo Werner’s quality too would find it difficult to adapt to a new league while also maintaining the same level as someone like a Roberto Firmino, the player he’s most likely to replace.
Even if Liverpool end up with all four of Firmino, Salah, Mane and Werner, the German international is most likely to be benched, a scenario he should be avoiding in at all cost.
All in all, while it might look like a blockbuster move, it’s still one that the two parties should be looking to avoid.