Timo Werner urged to reject Liverpool move by RB Leipzig teammate

    RB Leipzig midfielder Dani Olmo has urged his in-demand teammate Timo Werner to reject Liverpool’s approach and stay put, the media in England have transmitted

    Werner, 24, has emerged as Jurgen Klopp’s top target for the upcoming transfer window after flourishing for Leipzig in the Bundesliga over the past few seasons.

    The lightning-quick forward has already racked up 88 goals in 150 outings for ‘Die Roten Bullen‘ in all competitions, establishing himself as one of the most sought-after frontmen in Europe’s top-five leagues.

    The Germany international had enjoyed another stellar campaign in both Germany and Europe, finding the net 27 times and chipping in with 12 assists in 36 appearances before the coronavirus pandemic halted proceedings.

    As a result, Werner has found his name at the top of Klopp’s shopping list, as the German manager hopes to strengthen Liverpool’s attacking line after being bowed out of the Champions League to Atletico Madrid.

    With the future of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane hanging in the balance, Klopp is eager to snap up a world-class forward to keep his side competitive on multiple fronts.

    And although the lure of working under one of the most highly-rated managers nowadays seems to be too tempting to resist, Werner has been told to skip a move to Anfield and remain at the Red Bull Arena by Dani Olmo.

    The Spanish midfielder joined Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb in the January transfer window but has had enough time to witness Werner’s qualities.

    “He gives you a lot of options because he loves to move all over the pitch,” Olmo told Goal.com, as relayed by the Metro.

    “He’s not a target man or a static striker, he likes to drift to the wings or drop into midfield to receive the ball and break the defensive line.

    “He’s so fast and he has the killer instinct – he’s scored a lot this season. He’s a player that gives you a lot of opportunities in the way that he plays.

    “‘I think the place that he fits best is Leipzig and the Bundesliga. He’s doing pretty well where he is.”

    In addition to Liverpool, Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich have all been linked with a move for Werner.

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