Liverpool must “convince” RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner that he will get enough playing time next season if he moved to the Premier League, according to Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol.
Liverpool are reportedly prepared to meet Werner’s release clause of €58million (£50m) in the summer and the Germany international continued to flirt with the idea of a move to Anfield over the weekend.
And Solhekol, who is called ‘The Insider’ by Sky Sports, reckons it’s only a matter of time before Werner joins Liverpool as long as the Premier League leaders can assure him over playing time.
“Werner will become a Liverpool player this summer if Klopp decides to activate his £50m release clause and if he can convince Werner he will play regularly next season.
“He is almost certain to leave RB Leipzig in the summer because of his release clause and he favours a move to Liverpool as long as he gets to play.
“In the past week he has described Liverpool as the best club in the world and Klopp the best coach in the world.
“On the pitch he is letting his performances do the talking. He scored in Leipzig’s Champions League win at Spurs last Wednesday and he was on target again in the 5-0 win at Schalke on Saturday.
“That made it 28 goals so far this season for a Leipzig side who are only one point behind Bayern Munich at the top of the Bundesliga.
“Leipzig fans expect Werner to leave at the end of the season but a move to Liverpool is complicated because they already have arguably the best front three in the world.
“Werner accepts he would have serious competition on his hands at Anfield in the shape of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firminho and Mohamed Salah and to be fair to him he does not believe he is at their level yet.
“As was seen last month when Erling Braut Haaland chose to move from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund though, the best young payers are increasingly looking to move to clubs where they are guaranteed to play.
“If Liverpool can give his representatives the assurances they need, then Werner playing for Liverpool next season becomes a real possibility.
“Clubs such as Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich also want him but thankfully for Leipzig, all the talk about Werner’s future does not seem to be affecting his performances.
“His goal against Schalke on Saturday was a typical Werner goal – cutting in from the inside left channel and finishing with his right foot.
“You can imagine him doing that for Liverpool next season – but only if Klopp thinks he is worth £50m and only if he can convince Werner he will play.”