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Liverpool Set To Miss Out Of 23-year-old Star Despite Early Interest

Timothy Aiyeku

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Timo Werner

Liverpool and United in crunch battle for Germany international Timo Werner, who scored a hat-trick in Leipzig’s massive win over Mainz 05 on Saturday.

The two Premier League giants are reportedly leading the park for his services, though, other clubs like Bayern Munich are equally set to reignite interest on the 23-year-old.

The Bavarians were heavily linked with Werner’s signature some years ago but their fellow Bundesliga side managed to convince the in-form striker into penning a new four-year contract last summer.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tried all he could to see that his compatriot complete his switch to the Anfield Stadium in previous transfer windows but his efforts were arguably not enough.

With two months to the start of another transfer period, Klopp and his employers are said to have renewed their desire to sign the player but that could be impossible yet again.

This is because The Mirror reported on Sunday that United manager Solskjaer is ahead of the Reds in the race for Werner and the Norwegian tactician is ready to meet Leipzig’s price tag of £27m.

With yesterday’s hat-trick, the 23-year-old has now scored 13 goals and six assists goals from 15 matches in all competitions, and he is seen as the best long-term solution to United’s attacking prowess.

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