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“That would free up a space” – Journalist claims Liverpool star’s sale could allow German speedster to join the Reds



Timo Werner

Xherdan Shaqiri could make way for Timo Werner at Liverpool

Ian McGarry believes that Xherdan Shaqiri could make way for Timo Werner at Liverpool.

The Swiss star has struggled for regular minutes since joining from Stoke City and is currently injured.

Shaqiri is a quality player and did well in some games last season but McGarry believes that there will be interest in him in January (h/t Daily Star).

Xherdan Shaqiri
Xherdan Shaqiri is finding minutes hard to come by at Liverpool

The journalist also claimed that the Swiss star could leave the Reds in the summer, with Werner replacing him.

McGarry was speaking on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window podcast and claimed that Werner could play anywhere across the front-line before highlighting Shaqiri’s problems (h/t Daily Star)

“Given how important the front three upfront are to Liverpool and how they play, I think Shaqiri was bought in to potentially be one of the spaces but clearly his mobility and speed are not up to it.

“He’s certainly got a good eye for a pass but he can’t keep pace with the type of attacking influence Liverpool have.”

The journalist added that Shaqiri was unhappy on the bench and that he wouldn’t be surprised if the player left in the coming months:

“It wouldn’t surprise me if there was interest in Shaqiri in January and indeed if he left the club in the next seven or eight months anyway.

“Now, of course, that would free up a space for Werner in the squad.”

Liverpool to snap up Werner in January?

McGarry went on to claim that Werner could be signed by the Reds in January and sent back to Leipzig on loan.

That would allow the German to get a proper pre-season for us before starting his career at Anfield.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner is a regular for the German national team

The journalist added that the Reds would improve with Werner. However, he did suggest that Werner would have no issues finding a starting spot at Anfield.

Liverpool need quality cover for the front three and Werner is just 23 at the moment. The German would be an excellent replacement for Shaqiri but he should be open to spending time on the bench.

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Shaqiri, for his part, needs to get fit again and prove his abilities on the pitch. The Swiss star is a great option to have on the bench and hopefully, he returns to action soon.

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Boost for Liverpool as Bundesliga manager open to selling this star striker



Timo Werner

Julian Nagelsmann claims RB Leipzig could sell Timo Werner

Liverpool have been handed a boost in their chase for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner.

The 23-year-old has been linked with the Reds (h/t Liverpool Echo) and has been in great form this season.

The German has 15 goals and four assists in all competitions for Leipzig this season. Werner is also a regular for the national side and scored in their recent win over Estonia too.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner is a regular for the German national team (Image credit: Getty)

Leipzig’s manager Julian Nagelsmann was speaking to Bild and claimed Werner could be sold if the German became bigger than the club (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else.

“I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”

Werner’s release clause

The 23-year-old signed a new deal with Leipzig in the summer, however, that includes a £25million release clause (h/t Liverpool Echo).

Werner is capable of playing across the front-line and it will be interesting to see how things develop for him in the coming months.

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Timo Werner joined Leipzig from Stuttgart (Image credit: Bongarts)

Bayern Munich are also keen on landing the 23-year-old (h/t Liverpool Echo) and the Bavarians are struggling this season.

Leipzig are placed extremely well to qualify for the next round of the Champions League and lie second in the Bundesliga, ahead of Bayern.

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Werner scored 16 Bundesliga goals in the previous season and should go past that mark if he keeps his scoring rate up.

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Liverpool interested in Bundesliga star who could leave for £100m in the summer



Jadon Sancho

Liverpool interested in Jadon Sancho as Dortmund star expected to leave in summer

Liverpool are the latest club to highlight their firm interest in Jadon Sancho, according to the Daily Mail.

The 19-year-old has been excellent for Dortmund since joining from Manchester City but has faced some tough times recently.

Manager Lucien Favre has reprimanded Sancho recently and subbed him after 36 minutes against Bayern Munich (h/t Daily Mail).

Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City (Image credit: Getty)

The English winger has also been criticised by Michael Zorc, the sporting director, and is contemplating his future at the Bundesliga club (h/t Daily Mail).

Manchester United and PSG are interested in the England international but Liverpool and Barcelona are also keen on landing him (h/t Daily Mail).

Dortmund want big money for Sancho

The winger has a lot of potential to develop further, and Dortmund would not allow him to leave on the cheap.

The report adds that Dortmund are planning for his exit and want more than £100m for the winger.

Sancho has scored three goals and provided five assists this season for the Bundesliga side. The England star has also featured in Euro 2020 qualifiers and has a couple of strikes to his name.

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Harvey Elliott joined Liverpool from Fulham (Image credit: Getty)

It will be interesting to see if Liverpool make a big move in the next summer window.

This summer was quiet with two young players and two veteran keepers joining. However, we kept hold of all our stars and have started this Premier League season well.

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The Reds lie eight points clear of the chasing pack and are nine ahead of defending champions Manchester City.

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Liverpool star pictured with ankle in protective cast during international break



Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah pictured with ankle in protective cast

Mohamed Salah aggravated an ankle injury in our 3-1 win over Manchester City at the weekend.

The Egyptian scored the second goal of the game and was bright against the Premier League champions.

However, a tackle from Fernandinho late in the game saw Salah remain down and needed treatment.

Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah leaves the pitch during the Leicester game (Image credit: Getty)

The Liverpool forward continued after treatment but had to be subbed off as we held on for the win.

The international break should allow Salah to rest before our clash against Crystal Palace. Egypt shared a couple of pictures and the Liverpool forward was seen wearing a protective boot.

Leicester injury back to hurt Salah

Salah injured his left ankle initially against Leicester City and missed the draw against Manchester United.

The Egyptian will not play for the national side during the break and is also a doubt for the clash against Palace (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The niggling issue needs time to heal and it will be interesting to see if the forward plays the game after that.

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Mohamed Salah celebrates with Jordan Henderson (L) after scoring against Tottenham (Image credit: Getty)

Liverpool host Napoli at Anfield after the international break and a win should see us qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition.

We shouldn’t try to leave it to the final day as we travel to Austria and face surprise package RB Salzburg.

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The Reds have an easier run in before the trip to Austria. Liverpool have games against Brighton, Everton and Bournemouth, and should be favourites for the three clashes.

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