Timo Werner would “love to play under Jurgen Klopp” at Liverpool.
That’s according to former Premier League striker Jan Aage Fjortoft, who says Klopp’s connection to Germany puts him in the driving seat to sign the forward.
Werner is a long-term Liverpool transfer target, and has previously spoken out on his admiration for Klopp and what he has achieved at Anfield.
The RB Leipzig star is one of a few forwards on Liverpool’s radar, alongside Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, but Fjortoft reckons Werner is the most likely to sign.
Fjortoft told The Kopite Podcast: “The reason I started thinking it was very interesting, Timo Werner to Liverpool, is of course the connection Jurgen has got to Germany.
“We should never underestimate the pulling power of a manager.
Of my standard, when Bryan Robson called me and he was the manager of Middlesbrough and I was at Swindon I said ‘yes’.
“And I remember that with Kenny Dalglish when he was at Blackburn and suddenly he got [Alan] Shearer and Chris Sutton, he got a lot of players going there.
“For us all money is important, but we also want to have fun, we also want to improve as players, and Dortmund and Liverpool and some great clubs have got the pulling power of their stadium, the atmosphere, the history.
“But, it’s also important the pulling power of the manager and for a German player to play for Jurgen Klopp, that is target number one, Timo Werner would love to do that.”