Liverpool have opened talks over a deal for Timo Werner and the RB Leipzig striker is keen to head to Anfield, transfer expert Ian McGarry claims.

Express Sport revealed earlier this month that Manchester United and Liverpool are eyeing the Germany international.

Leipzig are keen to keep hold of Werner, 23, until next summer.

However, McGarry claims Liverpool have opened talks over a deal for the striker.

The transfer expert went on to say Werner is keen to head to Anfield to link up with fellow German Jurgen Klopp.

"Timo Werner is a target for Manchester United and Liverpool in the January window but it may be the summer before he actually makes the move,” McGarry said on Reach Plc’s Transfer Window podcast.

"Raphael [Honigstein] told us that it was widely believed the player has a recision clause in his contract but no-one as of yet knows what it is.

"What we can tell you on the transfer window today is that Liverpool have begun the process of formal negotiations with RB Leipzig for the player's transfer.

"We understand that contact has been made and indeed is ongoing between Liverpool and the German Bundesliga side and that Werner himself is keen for a move to Anfield.

"Of course, he would link up with countryman Jurgen Klopp."

Source: Daily Express

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