Liverpool set to make approach for RB Leipzig star

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According to reports Timo Werner would have to allow a back-up role at Liverpool to complete a transfer to Anfield.

Although the Merseyside Reds have made a stunning start to the campaign and currently hold an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League, German boss is understood to be looking to improve his squad when the transfer window re-opens in January.

And the Jurgen Klopp has reportedly put RB Leipzig striker Werner at the top his list as he seems to guide the Merseyside club to their first league title since 1990.

Liverpool have long been massively linked with a transfer for the striker, but Bleacher Report claims that the 23-year-old forward would have to agree to a place on the bench in to secure a switch to the European champions.

Notwithstanding already scoring an extraordinary 15 goals in all competitions for Leipzig this campaign, the Germany international would face a tough task to force his way into a dominant front three.

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have been on top form in the early stages of the campaign and played a crucial role in the Reds’ unbeaten start to the league season.

Werner’s record of 61 goals in just 104 Bundesliga appearances for Leipzig has seen him establish himself as one of the top talents in Europe, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich also believed to be showing interest in the former Stuttgart man.

He is currently under contract until 2023, but current manager Julian Nagelsmann has claimed that he would not stop his star forward from leaving if the right opportunity arises.

“I’ve already advised many players to take off their wedding ring with their current club to move somewhere else,” Nagelsmann said in an interview with Sport Bild .

“I’d do the same with Timo Werner if he were developing faster than the team at RB Leipzig.”