Liverpool to agree £36m striker deal, announcement imminent

RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner could finally be allowed to leave the club to join Reds this year.

The German international has long been linked with a move to the Premier League outfit and could be bought for a cut-price fee this year.

Werner has found the back of the net 11 times for Leipzig this term, but there are talks that he wants to leave the outfit following a long drought without silverware at the German outfit.

Liverpool have a comfortable lead at the top of the Premier League table and could be on course to snatching their first silverware since 2005 under Jurgen Klopp.

The Reds came close to making that a reality when they reached the Champions League final in Kiev only to be bulldozed out of the way by Real Madrid who notched up a record 13 time European title win.

Werner is thought to favour a move to England after fessing up he wants to start football elsewhere, outside the Bundesliga.

A new centre-forward would make a remarkable add to Jurgen Klopp side since doubts hang over the futures of Divock Origi and Daniel Sturridge, who has been ruled out due to an injury setback.

The Reds could get Werner for a reported fee of 38 million pounds and it is very likely the German club will offload him in January.