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Liverpool 'in pole position to sign Timo Werner'

Liverpool 'in pole position to sign Werner'
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Liverpool are allegedly in pole position to complete the signing of RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner during the January transfer window.

Liverpool have reportedly emerged as the frontrunners to sign RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner during the January transfer window.

While the Merseyside giants are currently eight points clear at the top of the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp could still opt to strengthen his squad at the midway point of the campaign.

Werner has allegedly been a long-term target for the German, and Bleacher Report claims that an official approach could be made in the coming months.

However, the report adds that the 23-year-old would have to be content with playing backup to Liverpool's established front three if he moved to Anfield this season.

With Werner having contributed 13 goals and four assists from regular starts in the Bundesliga and Champions League, that is a scenario which may be rejected by the attacker.

RB Leipzig are also likely to be against parting ways with their key men before the summer.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool16151040142646
2Leicester CityLeicester16122239102938
3Manchester CityMan City16102444192532
4Chelsea169253124729
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd166642519624
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves165922319424
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs166553023723
8Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd165741916322
9Crystal Palace166461418-422
10Newcastle UnitedNewcastle166461723-622
11Arsenal154742123-219
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton165472024-419
13Burnley165382129-818
14Everton165291928-917
15Bournemouth164481824-616
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham154471725-816
17Aston Villa164392328-515
18Southampton164391835-1715
19Norwich CityNorwich1632111734-1711
20Watford16169930-219

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