Timo Werner’s recent comments about a summer transfer to Liverpool are no “coincidence”, according to former Premier League striker Jan Age Fjortoft.
The Germany striker has spoken openly this week about a switch to Merseyside as he continues to be linked with a move away from RB Leipzig.
And ex-player turned journalist Fjortoft thinks that Werner is trying to tempt Jurgen Klopp to snap him up at the end of the season.
“His interviews this week are not a coincidence. He wants to send a message to Liverpool,” Fjortoft wrote on Twitter.
“Werner knows that Klopp rates him. Werner knows that his playing-style is perfect for Liverpool. Werner knows that Klopp is a perfect coach for him.
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“Werner’s flirt-strategy with Liverpool is smart. The fans will love him for it.
“Timo Werner is a good guy by the way. I like his way of speaking openly about this. Wish more players left their cliches at home.”
Werner has been surprisingly open about his stance on a move to Liverpool, hinting that a move could definitely be on the cards this summer.
“Jurgen Klopp is the best coach in the world,” he told Sky Germany.
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“There is a lot to suggest that my style of play would suit there (Liverpool).
“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.
“It's a pleasure but I know that Liverpool play a lot of good players and I have to improve myself and I need to learn many more things to get to that level and to play there.”
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