Sky Sports reporter Vinny O’Connor has said that Liverpool have no interest in signing Timo Werner from RB Leipzig despite the regular speculation in the media. The Germany international has been constantly linked with the Merseyside giants over the past year and he recently admitted that he would love to work under manager Jurgen Klopp
Still, O’Connor insists that the Reds are not keen on the signature of Werner and their stance may remain unchanged at the end of the season, he told: “From what we have been hearing, even going back to the January transfer window, this one is very unlikely. During the last window, I was told Liverpool had no plans to sign him then and no plans to sign him in the summer and recently that message was repeated with regards to when the next window opens.”
The Reds are currently at the top of the Premier League standings and they hold a staggering 25-point advantage over second-placed Manchester City. As such, they require only a maximum of six points from the remaining nine games to be crowned champions but the celebrations have been delayed by the ongoing suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Eredivisie and Ligue 1 have already concluded their seasons prematurely because of the outbreak but the Premier League are determined to complete the campaign. A shareholders’ meeting was held on Friday and the decision was made to play out the remaining fixtures, provided they are given the approval from the government.
Meanwhile, Werner has recently been linked with Liverpool’s arch-rivals Manchester United. The Red Devils have joined the race for the German after assessing his performances through data analytics and it remains to be seen whether they will make a formal approach over the coming weeks. Werner currently has a £51m release clause which remains active until June 30.