The Reds are going to tackle Bayern Munich in February as both clubs hope to progress to the next round of this season’s Champions League competition.
After progressing out of their group, thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Napoli, the Reds were paired with the Bavarians in the round-16 stage.
Before the much-anticipated clash, both teams are reportedly set to battle for young striker Timo Werner who currently plays for RB Leipzig in Germany.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form for the Bundesliga side and his eye-catching displays haven’t gone unnoticed by top European clubs.
Bayern Munich manager Niko Kovač is very much keen to add more young players into his team and he believes Werner is surely going bring more firepower to his attack.
The Croatian manager didn’t start this season on a very bright note as his men currently occupy the second position, six points behind Borussia Dortmund who are at the summit of the League table.
Kovac is hoping to change the fortune of his side in the second period of the campaign, therefore, he’s desperately trying to lure the German youngster to the Allianz Arena in January
Despite their blistering start to the season, the Reds need to add one or two players to their squad in the upcoming winter market.
Jurgen Klopp got some attack-minded players during the summer window but only a few have settled into the team.
Fabinho and Naby Keita have failed to live up to fans expectations so far this season and reports are claiming that one of the players could be released by Klopp so as to create space for Timo Werner.
WHY LIVERPOOL MUST BEAT BAYERN TO HIS SIGNATURE
Impressive goalscoring record
If there is one thing the RB Leipzig striker knows how to do, that must be scoring goals. The player has 44 goals from just 78 games.
His goalscoring abilities are desperately needed by the Reds so as to reduce Salah’s goalscoring burden.
Liverpool rely so much on the Egyptian forward for goals and that is mounting much pressure on the former Roma striker.
Liverpool will have another proven goalscorer in Werner should the Merseyside club beat Bayern to his service before the close of the winter transfer market.
Werner’s versatility is another reason why Klopp must move strictly for the youngster’s signature as soon as the winter window opens.
The 22-year-old was a winger during his days at VfB Stuttgart but he is being converted into a centre-forward by Leipzig’s manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Despite featuring consistently as a striker, Werner still remains a good winger who can deliver good crosses into the opponent’s 18-yard box.
He will surely provide more options to Klopp in the attack and that will make the Reds look more dangerous and difficult to beat for any club in the world.