Rio Ferdinand explains why Liverpool should go all out to sign Timo Werner

Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner could be a shrewd signing for Liverpool – especially if Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane leave the club.

Werner is the second top scorer in the Bundesliga this season, while he has also impressed in the Champions League with four goals in eight appearances.

Ferdinand watched the player find the net in Leipzig's first leg win over Tottenham in the last-16, and seemed highly impressed by what he saw.

Speaking on an Instagram Live video, Ferdinand said: "I watched him against Spurs in the Champions League live and thought ‘Wow, this kid has got something’.

"His movement, he looks mature, he’s quick, and he should have scored another goal in the game.

"I like the way he moves, he’s not pinned down to one position. When I look at strikers I think ‘would I enjoy playing against him?’ He’s elusive in his movement and he’s very direct."

Werner has been strongly linked with a move to Liverpool, but some have questioned whether he is what they need, with their settled front three of Salah, Mane and Roberto Firmino regularly performing well.

But Ferdinand added: "If I'm Liverpool I take him 100%. If one of their front three get injured for a sustained amount of time they don't have a replacement.


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