By Richard Parks
Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement after former striker Jan Aage Fjortoft reported on Twitter that the club are being strongly linked to signing Timo Werner this summer.
Fjortoft, who covers football for Norwegian and German television, claimed on his personal Twitter account that the Reds’ pursuit of the RB Leipzig striker is “hot in Germany right now”.
IF, IF Klopp manages to get Timo Werner from RB Leipzig. It will be the signing of the summer.
He is brilliant. I saw him live Friday.
The rumor is hot in Germany right now #lfc
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) March 25, 2018
This prompted excitement from Liverpool fans on social media, with some claim that manager Jurgen Klopp is building a “brilliant” and “unbelievable” squad.
Others wondered how Werner would fit into the team, which is spearhead by Brazilian Robert Firmino.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Keita jorginho Bobby Werner salah and mane. Oh my goshhhhhh won’t happen but I can dream
— Steven Southern (@saute_steve) March 25, 2018
Unbelievable team that would be. Run city very close I think
— Jack Moore (@Jack_Moore7) March 25, 2018
Could Leipzig be our new Southampton? ????
— Joseph Jaffa (@JJaffa) March 25, 2018
What level Werner is at now is less important. Klopp would improve him. The important thing is his work ethic, pace and he can finish. Also supporters should stop worrying about how he would fit into starting 11. Squad game. Flexible formations for different opposition.
— Colin Nickless (@NicklessColin) March 26, 2018
I think Liverpool needs more enhancements on Goal Keeper and defence instead of forward although Werner is really good .
— عاشق الريال مدريد RM (@tamer_salem73) March 26, 2018
Jurgen Klopp is actually building a bomb of a team! To be linked with the likes of Fabio borini a few years earlier to be linked with Timo Werner, and having brought Naby keita shows the progress we’ve made :)))
— Maurya tej (@Mauryatej1) March 26, 2018
No way in this crazy world, we can get Werner in Salah transfer fee, even double from that still unrealistic.
I won’t buy Ragnick will sell two of his stars in one window/season, to one same club.
— Hayatullah (@Hayat_aL_Fatih) March 26, 2018
— Time Mthokozis Gumbo (@TimeLEG_ZW) March 25, 2018
pls pls pls pls pls
— Aeceus (@AeceusSC) March 25, 2018
Werner, 22, has scored 18 goals in 37 matches for Leipzig this season and is a teammate of midfielder Naby Keita, who will join up with the Merseysiders in the summer after a deal was agreed last August.
The forward is an 11-times Germany international and has struck 39 times in 69 Leipzig games since joining from Stuttgart in the summer of 2016.
In other Liverpool news, the club are to table a mega goal machine offer, he will certainly be at Anfield in 18/19.