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Bundesliga club’s CEO willing to sell Liverpool-linked German star this summer



Liverpool FC transfer news: Mintzlaff open to selling Werner this summer

Timo Werner is one of the hottest properties in German football and the 23-year-old has been linked with Liverpool in the past (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The forward was a part of the German national team that failed to perform well in the FIFA World Cup 2018, and the 23-year-old is out of a contract at the end of next season.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff was speaking to Sport Bild and claimed that Werner will make a decision on his future soon (h/t ESPN):

“In life, you have to make decisions. And Timo will certainly make one soon. We are convinced of it. We still wish for a contract extension.

“We’ve been talking for nearly a year now. And if there is clarity, we can focus on what happens on the pitch … it’s like that and Timo Werner would remain an important part of RB Leipzig.”

However, Mintzlaff added that Leipzig aren’t in complete control of the situation and could sell the striker this summer:

“We can only make [contract] offers.

“And if Timo does not want to prolong, we’d like to cash in on him. And there are many interested clubs. Also international top clubs have made enquiries.”

Liverpool have two young forwards to cover for Firmino

The Reds could do with a quality forward to cover for Roberto Firmino but Divock Origi came up with the goods last season.

Divock Origi

Rhian Brewster is also expected to do well this season, and it will be interesting to see how he performs for the first-team.

Werner is still an incredible talent who can play anywhere across the front-line and the Reds could use some cover for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane too.

The Reds should not rule out a move for the German if he is available on the cheap, but the report adds that Bayern Munich are also interested in the 23-year-old.

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The Bavarians are in a rebuilding process after seeing the exits of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben, and Werner would be an excellent addition to their side.

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Liverpool trail other European giants in the race for €100m Bundesliga star



Liverpool trail big European giants in race for Kai Havertz

Bild (h/t Metro) reports that Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz but face competition from several top clubs.

The 20-year-old German has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga side over the past two years and scored 17 goals in the league last time around.

His return hasn’t been that great this season, with just one goal from six games in all competitions.

Kai Havertz

Havertz is a German international and the Reds face competition from Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in the race to sign him (h/t Metro).

The 20-year-old is contracted with the Germans until 2022, but has refused to sign an extension and could cost close to €100m, according to the report.

Liverpool trailing the other big names

The Reds could do with someone of Havertz’s abilities and we didn’t spend much in this summer window.

However, the report claims that the Premier League leaders are trailing the other clubs in the race to sign the German.

Munich and Real have the best chance of landing the Bundesliga sensation while Dortmund is an unlikely destination for the German (h/t Metro).

It will be interesting to see where Havertz ends up in the future as he needs to move away from Leverkusen to continue his development.

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Liverpool is a perfect club for the 20-year-old and hopefully, the youngster can grow under Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool send a scout to watch RB Leipzig’s Champions League clash against Benfica



Liverpool send scout to watch RB Leipzig win over Benfica

Record (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that the Reds sent a scout over to watch RB Leipzig’s clash against Benfica in the Champions League.

The Germans came out 2-1 winners, thanks to a brace from Timo Werner in the Group G clash.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig

The Liverpool Echo adds that Werner has been a target for the Reds and was the star of the show, thanks to his brace.

The report, however, doesn’t pinpoint which player Liverpool were watching, but it was another impressive showing by Leipzig.

A Bundesliga powerhouse on the rise

We already signed one player from Leipzig in the past, with Naby Keita joining us. The Guinea midfielder has struggled for fitness since his arrival at Anfield, but the Germans have several quality players in the team.

Leipzig are also leading the Bundesliga currently and are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg.

Emil Forsberg

Liverpool have been linked with Emil Forsberg in the past (h/t Metro), and Jurgen Klopp has raided Schalke in the past for Joel Matip too.

We haven’t signed many players from the Bundesliga during Klopp’s time, with Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan being the two other big names.

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Liverpool didn’t sign any major players in the summer, and it will be interesting to see what our transfer activity is during the winter window.

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Impressive Chelsea starlet could be fit to face Liverpool after midweek injury



Mason Mount provides positive update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea’s return to the Champions League didn’t go too well as they lost 1-0 at home to Valencia.

Frank Lampard’s side also missed a penalty in the clash as the away side picked up all three points.

However, one of the talking points in the clash was Mason Mount picking up an injury after a tackle from Francis Coquelin.

Mason Mount

The former Arsenal man was only booked for a tough challenge on the English youngster, but the Metro (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that Mount is hopeful of featuring against Liverpool on Sunday.

Chelsea host the Reds in the clash of the weekend, and it will be interesting to see if Mount features in the game.

A young side against the best in the league

The English midfielder has been impressive in a youthful Chelsea side and already has three goals from five games.

Liverpool have to be wary of the threat possessed by Lampard’s team but the Reds are the only club with a 100% winning record in the Premier League this season.

The Reds, however, were beaten in their first game of the Champions League but put up a good showing against Napoli on Tuesday.

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Liverpool have a fivepoint lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, but the trip to Stamford Bridge will be another tough test for the Reds.

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