Leipzig chief upbeat over keeping Timo Werner away from Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 5th March 2020 9:30 - Matthew Briggs

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RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche has poured cold water on speculation that Timo Werner will leave the Bundesliga this summer.

Germany striker Werner has been sensational for Julian Nagelsmann’s side this term, scoring 28 times and he is believed to be on the radar off numerous clubs, including Liverpool.

The Mirror report that Chelsea have registered their interest, while Manchester United and Real Madrid have also been linked.

Krosche though is calm about the player’s future and told Bild: “There aren’t many things that favour him leaving us.”

Krosche even stated that Leipzig are yet to field any enquiries for Werner.

“There has been nothing at all,” he added. “But it’s normal that Timo gets into the focus of other clubs. He’s playing a very, very good season and scores very, very often

“Timo has a long-term contract and there are not many things that favour him leaving us.

“We play Champions League, we have a super coaching team and we still want to achieve a lot.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a big fan of Werner, although he refused to admit as much last week.

“Like always we have nothing to say about that, but I prefer that when players talk about us they are positive, rather than saying ‘we’re the last club they would ever go to’.

“So from that point of view it is nice, but there is nothing else to say,” said the German.




Last week Sky Sports’ ‘insider’ Kaveh Solhekol claimed “Werner’s future was in Klopp’s hands”.

The reporter said Werner “favours a move to Liverpool” and as long as Klopp decides to activate his £50m release clause and convinces him he will play, a deal will be done.

Unlike Klopp though, Werner has been fuelling the Liverpool transfer by declaring his admiration for the Reds and Klopp.




“I know that Liverpool is the best team at the moment in the world and when you are linked with that team it makes me very proud,” he said after his goal against Spurs last month, while he also labelled Klopp “the best coach in the world”.

This week Werner sent Twitter into meltdown after unfollowing the four accounts he followed on the social media platform, with one of them his own team RB Leipzig.

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