Despite romping home in the Premier League this season, you get the sense that Liverpool are likely to spend big on a forward this summer. The club didn't sign anyone last summer, and with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah likely to take part in the African Cup Of Nations next January, adding to the squad in that area seems like a logical move.
Finding the right fit may be no easy task. Liverpool will require a player of the highest quality, but also one that will be willing to sit on the bench on occasion. It looks unlikely that any of the current front three will leave, meaning the new signing will have to play in rotations with Firmino, Mane, and Salah.
The player that has been most strongly linked is Timo Werner. The RB Leipzig striker seems an ideal fit under Jurgen Klopp and has a release clause of around €60million.
The 23-year old is certainly worth that fee having netted 26 goals in 32 appearances in all competitions this season. The player himself has now spoken about a potential transfer to Merseyside, and he seems keen on the idea:
Yes I know that Liverpool is the best team in the world at the moment.
When you're linked with that team it makes you very proud but in case of that, it's a pleasure. But I know Liverpool have a lot of good players.
I have to improve myself and to learn much more things to get on this level and to play there.
However, his current manager has also warned him that the grass is not always greener elsewhere.
Speaking to Sport Bild, Julien Nagelsmann said that Werner could lose his star status if he moves to Anfield:
It is more difficult for Timo Werner to play in Liverpool than in Leipzig.
“He will not get the status he has here in the first few years. I tell him that too.
The boys see how we are developing and how much potential we still have. We don't leave anyone defenceless who helps us.