Merseyside giants Liverpool have been linked with a move for RB Leipzig attacker Timo Werner as they try to find a replacement for Daniel Sturridge.

German international Timo Werner is a long-term transfer target for five-time European champions Liverpool.

The petite player could be the replacement for recently released Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge.

England international Sturridge has left Liverpool this summer upon the expiration of his contract.

The 29-year-old was released by Liverpool alongside Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno.

Daniel Sturridge joined Liverpool in January 2013 from Premier League rivals Chelsea, while Alberto Moreno signed for the Reds from Sevilla shortly after winning the 2014 Europa League title with the Spanish La Liga outfit.

RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has one year left on his contract with RB Leipzig and the Reds could sign him for a sizeable fee.

Apart from Liverpool, Timo Werner has also been linked with other major European sides like Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid, German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and German champions Bayern Munich.

Timo Werner could slide into the Liverpool starting XI at the expense of Brazilian international Roberto Firmino since the German is more of a goal threat.

Liverpool Starting XI (4-3-3): Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip,


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.