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Klopp to have a face-to-face meeting with prolific Bundesliga star and ‘sell’ Liverpool project

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Jurgen Klopp to sell Liverpool project to Timo Werner in person

According to German publication Bild (h/t Express), Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is planning to have a face to face meeting with Leipzig ace Timo Werner over a possible move to Anfield.

The German ace has enjoyed a prolific season. His performances have caught the eye of several teams and Liverpool hope to steal a march on their competitors.

As per the report, the Reds have made the 23-year-old their transfer priority. Liverpool are willing to meet the player’s release clause believed to be around £50million.

Timo Werner

Timo Werner is Liverpool’s top target this summer

Klopp is keen to meet the striker who has netted an impressive 27 goals and 12 assists in 37 appearances this season. The Reds boss hopes to sell the Liverpool project to a player who is already a fan of the club and a man in charge.

With the current pandemic, any meeting will have to wait and the negotiations could stretch far into the summer.

The charm offensive

Klopp has made a habit of meeting up with players before they make the move to Merseyside. He met up with the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Georignio Wijnaldum. The latter was left mesmerized by the German’s charisma that he chose to make the move to Liverpool over Tottenham Hotspur. (h/t Guardian)

Jurgen Klopp left an impression on Georginio Wijnaldum

Wijnaldum was left impressed after meeting Klopp prior to his move to Liverpool

Werner’s adoration for Klopp and his team is no secret, with the player already a fan. Liverpool also have a good relationship with Leipzig, from who we acquired Naby Keita in 2017 in a deal worth £53million.

The Guinean only joined a year later, ensuring both teams got a good deal. Leipzig are unlikely to reject Klopp’s request to meet with Werner given Julian Nagelsmann did the same with Erling Braut Haaland.

Unfortunately for them, the Norwegian chose to move to Borussia Dortmund instead. Hopefully, Klopp is a better sell and we will not experience the same with Werner.

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Werner has showcased that he has no problems playing against English sides. He was excellent in the Champions League ties against Tottenham and could have scored a lot more had it not been for Hugo Lloris.

How the coronavirus pandemic will affect the transfer window remains to be seen.

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