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Carragher doubtful over Liverpool’s prospects of signing Werner

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is doubtful over the Reds’ pr

ospects of signing Timo Werner this summer. The Germany international has been in superb form for RB Leipzig this term and he has already bagged 30 goals and 12 assists for the club across all competitions. Over the past few months, he has been widely touted to make the move to Anfield but there has been no progress in the negotiations with the Reds concerned by the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a report covered by The Mirror, Carragher said that his former club were in a good position to sign Werner earlier in the year before the coronavirus outbreak happened. He added that there is an uncertainty over the financial situation at the moment and it is unclear whether Jurgen Klopp’s side will revive their interest in the former Stuttgart graduate.

He told: “I think there was a good chance of it happening before the pandemic happened. But financially now you don’t know what state clubs are in. I actually saw something on Twitter before about Man United’s financial results so, you would expect Liverpool to be pretty similar [as to] how they’ve been affected. I am sure that will affect the transfer market.”

Werner has set his sights on joining the Reds and reports have claimed that he would be prepared to turn down advances from Chelsea and Manchester United. He currently has a £52m release clause on his contract and that remains a hefty figure for any club under the current financial climate. The Reds are likely to assess the financial situation over the next few months before considering whether to make an offer for the marksman. In case they don’t make the move this summer, it is claimed that Werner would be open to staying with Leipzig for another 12 months.

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