RB Leipzig chief: Timo Werner could join Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool FC

RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff opens the door for Timo Werner to move to Liverpool FC this summer

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Timo Werner could prefer a move to Liverpool FC rather than Bayern Munich in the summer, according to RB Leipzig chief Oliver Mintzlaff.

The Germany international has been regularly linked with a move to the Merseyside outfit over the past couple of seasons but a deal has failed to materialise so far.

Liverpool FC are bound to be linked with a host of top names in the summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to improve his squad in a bid to overhaul Premier League champions Manchester City next term.

Roberto Firmino has struggled with injury problems in the final months of the season to hamstring Liverpool FC’s options up front.

Indeed, the Reds have been heavily reliant on all three members of their attack – Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah – throughout the Premier League season.

Werner scored 16 goals and made seven assists in 30 games in the Bundesliga in the 2018-19 season.

The German striker has been linked with a move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in recent months.

However, RB Leipzig chief Mintzlaff believes a switch to Liverpool FC or Borussia Dortmund could be a bigger priority for Werner than a move to Bayern.

“The situation is still the same. Timo Werner would rather not sign an extension,” Mintzlaff is quoted as saying by the Liverpool Echo. “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.”

Werner has netted 62 goals in 112 games in all competitions for RB Leipzig since his move from Stuttgart back in 2016.

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