The smoke has barely settled on the post-season fireworks, but attentions are quickly turning to the transfer window.The 2019 summer window opens, you may be surprised to learn, on Thursday, less than a week after a final day of the season that saw Liverpool miss out on the title by just a point.
However, work will be ongoing behind the scenes at Anfield, despite the looming prospect of the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1.
Here’s what’s happening on the rumour mill on Tuesday.
Who? Germany international striker Timo Werner has been regularly linked with Liverpool over the past 18 months or so. RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff hinted the No.9 might favour a move to Liverpool over Bayern Munich this summer.
Where? “The situation is still the same. Timo Werner would rather not sign an extension,” he told Sky, cited by BuliNews . “But that could change. I don’t think it’s completely out of the question that he could extend his deal. We haven’t talked to Bayern Munich about Timo Werner yet. Maybe he doesn’t even want to go to Munich. Maybe he would rather join Tuchel in Paris, Klopp at Liverpool or Favre at Dortmund.”
What? Liverpool are likely to be in the market for a new forward this summer. Daniel Sturridge is expected to leave and the long-term future of Divock Origi remains unclear, despite his recent heroics in a Liverpool shirt. Werner is a name often cited on the rumour mill. Despite the high hopes for Rhian Brewster, Klopp might be interested if a reasonable price is named.