Steve McManaman thinks Timo Werner would struggle to get into Jurgen Klopp’s side if he completed a transfer to Liverpool.
Timo Werner, 23, has scored 86 goals in 140 matches for Leipzig since joining from Stuttgart back in 2016 and the forward has consistently been massively linked with the Merseyside Reds in that time.
Chelsea and Manchester United have also registered an interest in Timo Werner in recent months, but reports in Germany suggest the forward has his sights set on a switch to Anfield in the future.
Though, Timo Werner will not come cheap after Leipzig inserted a €60million (£51m) release clause in the contract he signed last summer.
While Jurgen Klopp is believed to be an admirer of Timo Werner, McManaman feels the Germany international would be the wrong option for the Merseyside giants.
‘I think he’s a great goalscorer and his record proves that,’ ex-Liverpool star McManaman told HorseRacing.net.
‘Whether he’s the player that the other three at Liverpool are, with a footballing brain, then I don’t necessarily think he is.
‘I don’t think he’s the type of player that will take people on and positionally move wide and things like that. I think he is a proper goalscorer.
‘I do wonder if Liverpool are actually interested in him if I’m being honest. I don’t think he’s the type of player that Liverpool would go for at this moment.
‘Is he a proven goalscorer? Yes he is. Would he get into the Liverpool team? Then I think that would be a different question.
‘If you’re going to sign a proven goalscorer for a huge amount of money then he’d want to go right into the team?
‘So that’s why I would question whether Liverpool are actually interested in Werner.’