Contrary to reports in German media at the weekend, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp apparently has no plans to sign RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner.
Bild had suggested that the German international, and current teammate of Anfield-bound Naby Keita was high up on the list of Klopp’s targets for the next transfer window as he looks for competition for his devastating attacking trio of Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah.
However, the Liverpool Echo have put paid to those reports and suggested that the Liverpool boss will not sign a striker this summer, and instead promote 17-year-old Rhian Brewster to the senior squad.
The highly-rated England youth international is currently sidelined for the rest of the season with leg injuries, but is due to begin training with the first team at Melwood in pre-season. Prior to his setback, Brewster was on an upward trajectory and his strong form in Premier League 2 and the UEFA Youth League has built on his Golden Boot award in last year’s UEFA Euroean under-17 Championship.
In addition to Brewster, Klopp has had positive things to say about current backup striker Danny Ings. The former Burnley man has fought long and hard after missing almost two full seasons through injury – and although he is yet to register a goal in this campaign, his overall performances have been encouraging.
Dominic Solanke has slipped a little in the pecking order but is also tipped for big things at Anfield, though the long-term future of forwards Daniel Sturridge and Divock Origi, both of whom are due back in the summer after loan spells away, is much less certain.
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