Liverpool transfer target Timo Werner can have same earth-shattering impact at Anfield as Fernando Torres – The Sun

TIMO WERNER can have the same devastating impact at Anfield as Kop hero Fernando Torres, according to Owen Hargreaves.

The RB Leipzig forward, 24, has been in blistering form for his side this season – racking up 27 goals in his opening 37 appearances of the campaign.

That has led to plenty of interest from some of Europe's top clubs, including Champions League holders Liverpool.

And Hargreaves, who made 218 appearances for Bayern Munich before moving to Manchester United in 2007, reckons Werner would be a big hit should he make the switch to Anfield.

The ex-England midfielder believes he is showing plenty of signs that he could emulate Torres' performances on Merseyside after the Spanish striker's 81 goals in 142 Reds games between 2007 and 2011.

Hargreaves told the Mail on Sunday: "Werner is the Fernando Torres type, where he is super explosive, he will run away from anyone.

"He's got to make sure that he gets the right fit. We saw this with Torres when he left Liverpool, the way they played, Stevie G [Gerrard] playing those balls through the middle — a match made in heaven.

"Then he goes to Chelsea where they had a lot of slow possession and no space to run into. That's not a great fit. He was a super player, Chelsea were a super team, but you've got to play to a player's strengths.

"Werner would suit Liverpool. They counter and transition better than anyone. He will be doing homework on who will be a good fit for him."

Werner likes the idea of moving to Liverpool and was full of praise for the club and the manager, compatriot Jurgen Klopp.

He labelled the Kop club as the "best team in the world" and added he would be a "good fit" at Anfield.

And reports this weekend suggested Liverpool are closing in on a deal for the Germany international.

He has a release clause of around £51million and German newspaper Bild's Head of Football Christian Falk believes Werner's switch to Liverpool will happen this summer.

He told lfctransferroom: “According to our information, the clause is €55m as a base value and can grow to €60m if RB Leipzig makes it into the Champions League.

“And yes, I think this transfer is happening. Interestingly, Werner now has a new social media and marketing agency.

“The boss of this agency is also Jurgen Klopp’s manager. Werner is also talking a lot about Liverpool in the public eye now, too."

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