Liverpool take teenager on trial and eye German striker

Date published: Thursday 16th March 2017 2:56

Timo Werner: Liverpool targeting striker

Liverpool have offered a week-long trial to highly-rated Honduran left-back Wesly Decas, with a view to a permanent move.

The 17-year-old, who plays for Atletico Independiente, impressed Reds scouts at a recent U-20s tournament and will be given an opportunity to earn a contract at Anfield.

Decas was one of the star men as Honduras lost out to the USA on penalties in the final of the Concafac Championship, although if he does impress a compensation agreement would need to be reached with his current club back in Honduras.

Should Decas sign he would likely feature for the club’s Under-23 side but could be groomed as the left-back of the future, particularly given that midfielder James Milner has been filling that role all season.

The Reds, meanwhile, are reportedly ready to make a move for RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner, having tracked the player for the past year.

The 21-year-old was signed from Stuttgart for £8million last summer and has scored 14 goals for the Bundesliga’s surprise package this season.

His pacey, direct style fits right into what Jurgen Klopp wants an Anfield and his ability to play through the middle or on the flanks is also an attractive option for the Reds chief.

According to The Mail, Liverpool have watched Leipzig for the entirety of this campaign and are also interested in their midfielder Naby Keita and winger Emil Forsberg.

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