If you still do not see the same pattern with Liverpool and Timo Werner as we did before when Jurgen Klopp wanted Virgil van Dijk, I think only the player’s signature will convince you that Anfield will be called home soon.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know something or someone has convinced this weekend’s hat-trick hero to move only to Liverpool. It’s actually pretty safe to say, any club fighting against the English outfit for Werner’s signature is fighting a losing battle and should stop right away.
The player has already been teasing Liverpool in countless interviews. The potential Premier League winners have expressed their desire in taking him on as well. His club’s head of sport and development has already backed a transfer to Anfield.
The latter is probably the only aspect in this transfer saga that appears to be distinctly different from what went on between big Virg and the Merseyside club back then. Southampton hated the fact he wanted to move to Liverpool. Here they are wrapping Werner in a bow.
The VVD transfer war
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Certainly, now more than ever we see why there was such a big fuss made over Virgil van Dijk, and him being the epicentre of a transfer war. We can truly also say he was worth every penny paid @£75 million.
During the time he was a subject of a transfer battle between Man City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, it was reported how Jurgen Klopp put his personal touch on the transfer and helped seal the deal by confidently arranging a gentleman’s agreement with the Dutchman.
Because of this, VVD was unwilling to talk to any other club and gave no time or ear to the Reds rivals. It was Anfield or the Saints’ bench. It was between these two venues is where Virgil played in the midst of the switch made to Merseyside shores.
Anything different now? Nothing excepting the trialling period of COVID-19 and the pause in football. The narrative of Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, and his primary target? Much like any other. They will be getting what they want if the price is right.
A recent update in the Timo transfer story is that Klopp’s already started sprinkling his persuasive dust on the player;
Jurgen Klopp has reportedly held talks with Timo Werner regarding a potential transfer to Liverpool. The Liverpool manager is said to have held a ‘virtual meeting’ with the Red Bull Leipzig centre-forward, according to German football expert Raphael Honigstein.
Honigstein claims there’s a ‘very strong chance’ Werner will move to Liverpool, although the deal is under threat due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (Via: liverpoolfc.com)
Soon followed a hat-trick
Klopp’s discussion with Timo was so motivational (following the reports of the talks between the two Germans), the forward went on to and score a hat-trick in his club’s 5-0 victory over the weekend past.
Ironically, he went and accomplished his trio of goals against Klopp’s old and first club, Mainz, forcing them to tweet Liverpool to come and get Timo already. See all the work being done here? Can you see all the powers at work here? Even Klopp’s old team is getting in on the persuasive case.
Jurgen’s old team Mainz. His close friends and allies who enjoy doing business with Michael Edwards, RB Leipzig. And never forgetting Naby lad, Timo’s old teammate, are all in on the act. Hard to deny all of these influences, isn’t Timo?
He has now played 27 games for Leipzig, scoring a whopping 24 times and assisting a further 7 this season.