Liverpool leading race to sign No.11 Germany international

If the Reds manage to get a deal for Timo Werner this summer window, there is one element of the transfer that highlights Reds power shift from doubters to believers, into sky-high achievers. Germany international is hot property, and while Liverpool stay at the front of the queue, Man United and Blues cannot be ruled out just yet.

Both teams have been forced to sit back and listen to Timo talk up the prospect of moving to Anfield. Werner looks ready on his next move. Since the arrival of Michael Edwards in 2016, Reds have set a new benchmark for efficiency in the transfer market.

There have been bumps in the road no doubt which include an apology to Saints over poaching VVD. Nabil was also on the cusp on joining Liverpool before they called the agreement off after a medical, because of fears surrounding the reconstruction of the World Cup winner’s knee.

Nonetheless, the Merseyside club moved stealthily to bring Fabinho, Alisson, Naby Keita and eventually Van Dijk to Anfield. Now the wheels seem like they are already in motion to sign the 24-year-old centre-forward, whose £50m release clause expires next month.

But while the agreement makes sense for obvious reasons, there is a shocking element to the move. Something Reds boss has never done before. That’s because the German striker, should he move to Anfield, would be the fourth choice forward. Timo would have to settle for a place on the bench unless Jurgen deems him good enough to change his Plan.