Ralph Rangnick has opened up on the qualities of Timo Werner and explained why he believes the in-demand forward would ‘fit a club like Liverpool’.
Werner has been strongly linked with a move to Merseyside after another prolific season in the Bundesliga, the Germany international having scored 27 goals in all competitions to fire RB Leipzig into title contention and the latter stages of the Champions League.
Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a huge admirer of the 24-year-old who is believed to possess a release clause of around £52m in his contract this summer, and Red Bull chief Rangnick has given his verdict on why Werner would be a success at Anfield.
“The league is less important, but the club, from a purely hypothetical point of view, I would better see him in good hands with a club that is not necessarily defined by ball possession football,” he told BILD.
“Since Timo has made progress under Julian Nagelsmann, his most important weapons, however, are the quick switching movement and his powerful finish.
“Therefore, he would rather fit a club like Liverpool, which is similar to our style of play, but I would prefer him to stay here.”
Former Leipzig boss Rangnick – who now works as head of sport and development at Red Bull – also refused to rule out the possibility of Werner remaining with the club, admitting the forward has all the conditions required to continue thriving at his current side.
“In the end, it is up to Timo to decide what he wants to do. Here in Leipzig he knows what he has,” he said.
“Here he can play Champions League again next year.”
Rangnick added: “Timo is someone who also needs trust. He only gets that if the respective trainer knows him and relies on him.”