In the latest Liverpool player news, there are reports coming from Germany that Liverpool are ready to spend heavily in the transfer market next summer. Reports from Bild indicate Jurgen Klopp wants to spend a club record £90 million on RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. However, the ECHO claims Klopp has no interest in the player. If that is so, will Roberto Firmino remain Liverpool’s No. 9 for the foreseeable future?
Liverpool player news
This season has seen Liverpool loan out two misfiring strikers. Daniel Sturridge was loaned to West Brom, where – surprise, surprise – he was injured shortly after arriving. Divock Origi was sent to Germany’s Wolfsburg. Origi got off to a good start, but as the club has flirted with relegation, the striker’s form as gone out the window.
It is believed both players could depart the club in the summer and the jury is still out on Danny Ings. The 25-year-old has made just eight appearances for Liverpool this season and all have come off the bench. If Klopp clears out the three players, Firmino would be left as the only senior No. 9 in the squad. Surely, he wouldn’t be dropped next term.
Liverpool player news – Werner or Firmino?
If the reports from Germany are correct about Liverpool’s desire to sign Werner, then Firmino would surely drop to the bench. The German international has risen to superstar status at RB Leipzig. This season, Werner has tallied 18 goals in all competitions.
The ECHO claims Klopp isn’t interested in breaking the back for Werner, however. The website stats the Leipzig hitman won’t be joining current teammate Naby Keita at Anfield.
Klopp is reportedly more interested in promoting a No. 9 from Liverpool’s youth team. Of course, Liverpool signed Dominic Solanke last season. The 20-year-old hasn’t scored yet for Liverpool, but he has tallied an assist in 17 Premier League appearances.
According to the ECHO, Klopp will “fast-track” teenager Rhian Brewster into the first-team squad next season. Brewster will be used as Firmino’s main backup, if Sturridge, Origi and/or Ings doesn’t return to Anfield.