If there's one thing we have learned over the last few weeks, it's that Liverpool need reinforcements up front. The big three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have not been firing as of late, and results have dipped as a result.
The four draws in their last five games can largely be attributed to Liverpool's failure to break teams down, and it seems when things don't click up front they have little in the locker to change things up. Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi are not the answer.
Considering all of this, it is perhaps not surprising that reports linking RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner with a move to Anfield have intensified. The 22-year old seems a perfect fit in a Jurgen Klopp team, and is considered one of the brightest prospects in European football. The Merseyside club also have a relationship with Leipzig, having sealed a deal for Naby Keita 18 months ago.
It looks like this one may be dead in the water already, however. German outlet SportBild are reporting that Bayern Munich have agreed a deal with the player's agent, with the striker apparently keen on a move to the defending Bundesliga champions.
— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) February 27, 2019
While personal terms may have been agreed, no deal has been struck with Werner's current club, hence the uncertainty on the timeline of the transfer. Leipzig can be a difficult club to negotiate with, as Liverpool themselves know.
They refused to let Naby Keita move to Anfield in the summer of 2017, insisting that any deal be agreed for the following summer. They are unlikely to be any more welcoming of the advances of their domestic rivals.
Regardless, it appears the player has decided that the Allianz Arena is his preferred destination. Liverpool will now need to look elsewhere in their attempts to strengthen this summer.