Date: 3rd June 2020 at 5:30pm
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Many Liverpool fans have been discussing the news that the club reportedly have just ’12 days left’ to trigger Timo Werner’s €52m (£49m) release clause, according to the Mirror.

It has been also reported by Sky Sports that Chelsea and Manchester United have also shown an interest in the player, but Anfield remains the 24-year-old’s ‘first-choice destination’.

Werner has been in incredible form this season, scoring 25 goals and providing seven assists in 29 Bundesliga appearances so far this season (as per Transfermarkt.co.uk). He signed for his current employers RB Leipzig back in July 2016 from Stuttgart in a deal reportedly worth £12.6m and therefore, Julian Nagelsmann’s side would stand to make a large profit on the forward if he is sold to one of the Premier League giants.

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The news was relayed on Twitter by @Liddellpool – here is how some of the club’s supporters have responded.

It’s clear from the above responses that these fans aren’t optimistic the Reds will land the German international, with one particular fan expressing he would ‘feel sick’ if a deal wasn’t agreed given how heavily he has been linked with the club this summer. The supporters continued to respond to the post on social media.

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Liverpool certainly don’t have a shortage of attacking talent at their disposal; Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino have scored a total of 49 goals between them this season (as per Transfermarkt.co.uk). Aside from the obvious financial challenges that have arisen as a result of the global pandemic, perhaps Klopp would be reluctant to invest such a significant portion of his transfer budget on a player that he may feel would not walk into the starting eleven at present.